Paul McCartney recalls the scary time he spent in Japanese Prison

music news 24/08/2018

In the extended version of his 'Carpool Karaoke' from The Late Late Show with James Corden that aired this week, Paul McCartney recalled the "scary" nine days he spent in a Japanese prison back in 1980.

He was arrested in the Tokyo airport after he was reportedly caught with marijuana in his suitcase. 

"I still am hazy as to how that happened, but it did,” McCartney said of his prison term. “And in my suitcase, yes, there was some marijuana in the suitcase. And I ended up in jail. Nine days – scary!”

He explained the sentence could have been much worse had he not been of such a high profile - the punishment for his crime at the time was seven years hard labour, which he didn't have to serve.

Sounds like he got of very lightly! You can watch the original 'Carpool Karaoke' above, but the extended version hasn't been released for New Zealand viewing yet unfortunately!