Lady Gaga has been banned from taking her pet dog into Japan.
The pop superstar had applied to travel with her French bulldog Asia to the country and later South Korea for the Far East leg of her ‘ArtRave: The Artpop Ball’ tour later this month.
However, Gaga has been told by authorities her beloved mutt will have to stay in America because of quarantine rules.
She revealed on Twitter: “They won’t let Asia into Asia. Some quarantine rules. I don’t know what I’m going to do without my baby girl in Tokyo. I had so many plans!”
Gaga – who will complete the North American leg of her tour this week – is set to play two nights at the Chiba Marine Stadium in Tokyo on August 13 and August 14 before heading to Seoul, South Korea, to perform at the Olympic Stadium on August 16.
The ‘Applause’ singer recently admitted she shares a very “special bond” with her pooch pal and claims she can communicate with the animal by using different body parts.
Speaking to fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, she claimed: “Asia and I have a very special bond. She also talks a lot with her big, beautiful eyes. Her ears are especially large for a Frenchie, and I can tell she’s comfy at home with Mommy because her ears are down.
“Asia also loves belly rubs, from everyone, and she lies on her back all the time to let me know!”
Gaga, 28, added: “Asia is my inspiration for many things. She has really shown me the importance of living in the moment. If I don’t, I’ll miss a precious look on her face! She is a very romantic and loving animal, and this sort of poetry is what art is all about, I think. Interaction. She loves to sit with me when I record jazz.”
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