Justin Bieber's pet monkey quarantined in Germany

Justin Bieber performs onstage during Power 96.1's Jingle Ball 2012 at the Philips Arena on Dec. 12, 2012, in Atlanta. Ben Rose/Getty Images for Jingle Ball 2012

Justin Bieber had to leave a monkey in quarantine after landing in Germany last week without the necessary papers for the animal, an official said Saturday.

The 19-year-old singer arrived at Munich airport last Thursday. When he went through customs, he didn't have the documentation necessary to bring the capuchin monkey into the country, so the animal had to stay with authorities, customs spokesman Thomas Meister said.

Bieber performed in Munich on Thursday, beginning the latest leg of his European tour. He later tweeted: "Munich was a good time. And loud. The bus is headed to Vienna now. U coming?" He didn't mention the monkey.

The Canadian singer is giving several concerts in Austria and then in Germany over the next week.

Bieber had a trying stay in London recently. The star struggled with his breathing and fainted backstage at a show, was taken to a hospital and then was caught on camera clashing with a paparazzo. Days earlier, he was booed by his beloved fans when he showed up late to a concert. He then was spotted half-naked strolling through an airport in Poland. Back in Los Angeles, Bieber's neighbor accused him or reckless driving.

Bieber, meanwhile, opened up about his latest shenanigans this week during an interview with Us Weekly, saying, "The biggest misconception about me is that I'm a bad person. I get upset about that. I have a big heart. I want to be a good role model, but some people want me to fail." He added, "I'm young and I want to have fun. I don't think there is anything wrong with that."

  • CBS News Staff

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