Billy Idol travelled to Bangkok, Thailand and had to be forcibly removed from the country. Idol had been in Bangkok for several weeks, and was staying at different hotels and causing a lot of damage to the rooms. After refusing to vacate a hotel penthouse where a three-week drug-and-sex spree had racked up a bill of about $250,000. It was reported that an important dignitary wanted the room and Idol refused to give it up. Idol was strapped to a gurney and was escorted to the airport by soldiers. Idol was given the choice of either going to jail, or leaving the country.