Singer Joss Stone ‘heartbroken’ after being deported from Iran

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Singer Joss Stone 'heartbroken' after being deported from Iran

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The British soul singer says Iranian authorities refused to believe she was not planning to perform in the country.

Joss Stone says “a little piece of my heart” has broken after she was deported from Iran.

The British soul singer, who is on a world tour, posted a video of herself on Instagram in which she said: “Well, we got to Iran, we got detained and then we got deported.

“Personally, I don’t fancy going to an Iranian prison, nor am I trying to change the politics of the countries I visit, nor do I wish to put other people in danger.”

The 32-year-old star posted images purportedly showing her boarding a flight to Iran’s Kish Island in the Persian Gulf, which is an economic free zone that allows travel by all nationalities.

She said authorities refused to believe she was not planning a performance in the Islamic Republic but a translator helped her tell immigration guards about her world tour.

Earlier this year, Stone crossed the border into syria to perform in the war-torn country, before staging a small gig in North Korea as part of plans to play in every country in the world.

In her latest Instagram post, she said: “I told them my story and explained my mission to bring good feeling with what I have to give and show those who want to look the positives of our globe, all with the understanding that public performance wasn’t an option in this scenario.

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