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Paul McCartney talks about being incarcerated in a Japanese jail for 9 days

Yahoo Entertainment

A month after Paul McCartney appeared on The Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke, which has since garnered over 30 million views on Youtube, CBS turned the piece into a primetime special. The special, Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool, added over 20 minutes of extra footage to original piece.

Some of the extra footage involved Paul recounting the time he found himself in jail after being caught with marijuana at the Tokyo airport in 1980. Paul admitted to breaking the law, saying, "I still am hazy as to how that happened but it did. And in my suitcase, yes, there was some marijuana in the suitcase. And I ended up in jail."

McCartney was original sentenced to 7 years hard labor. He was released after only 9 days, about which he said "I got out 'cause of my celebrity."

The famous Beetle added that the day he left coincided with bath day in the facility. Since he smelled like he'd been working in strawberry fields forever, he joined his fellow inmates for a communal bath. He said, "It was funny, you know, being in a tub with all these Japanese guys."

The Late Late Show With James Corden airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. on CBS.


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