World-famous Spanish singer and entertainer Julio Iglesias is known for his extraordinary vocal talent. Numerous hits, including ‘To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before’, are to his name. Furthermore, he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
The 80-year-old singer had an awkward moment at Punta Cana airport in the Dominican Republic. Coming from the Bahamas, the singer was detained after his luggage was seized due to its contents.
Julio Iglesias was subjected to inspection after arriving with almost 42 kilos of food in his luggage. The Dominican authorities had to intervene to check the contents. The incident almost went so far as to get the singer arrested for transporting such a large amount of food.
Contents of the luggage
According to reports from Telecinco’s Fiesta program, Iglesias often travels with food, including “wine and ham.” Some suggest it could be organic products. Spanish television personality and former model Makoke, who previously dated Julio Iglesias, revealed that she once brought him seafood from Galicia because that’s where he’s from.
However, the contents of the suitcase were specific: strawberries, raspberries, arugula, mushrooms, blueberries, lettuce, beans, and chard, among many other items, totaling 42 kilos. But why would the singer need to carry such a large amount of food easily available in any country?
Makoke later added that both the President of the Dominican Republic and the Minister of Culture apologised to the singer. Everything turned out to be a misunderstanding. Apparently, there is an insect pest that has affected agriculture in the area, and therefore all vegetables and leafy greens that the singer was carrying had to be examined.
Reactions to the incident
There were various reactions to this incident on social media. Some people don’t understand why Julio Iglesias had to carry such a large amount of food, while others understand his need for specific foods. It is clear that the situation was uncomfortable for the singer and that the incident had to be resolved quickly to avoid further problems.
The singer has not performed since 2019 and lives his life out of the spotlight. According to rumors, he can no longer remember his lyrics and has to use a wheelchair due to deteriorating physical conditions. He denied those rumors on social media, saying that he felt like ‘the PTM’ (de puta madre, or great).