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Why Dubai barred world's 'most pierced' man

August 18, 2014 10:47 IST

Why Dubai barred world's 'most pierced' man


Rolf Buccholz, the world's most pierced man has been denied entry into the United Arab Emirates for a show at a Dubai nightclub due to "security reasons," a local daily has reported.

Buccholz -- with 453 piercings on his body, including multiple ones on his ears, nose, lips and genitals -- was due to appear at Cirque Le Soir nightclub on Friday night.

He holds the Guinness World Record for maximum piercing on a human.

The German, however, has not been allowed into the Emirates, local daily 7DAYS said.

"Airport authorities stated they could not allow him to enter the country due to security reasons," it quoted a source as saying.

He was put back on a flight to Istanbul, another report said.

The nightclub, famous for its peculiar shows including dwarfs and trapeze artists, is based at the luxury Fairmont hotel in Dubai.

"The club did their best to try and get him through -- even the Director of Government Relations and Director of Security from Fairmont went to try and resolve the situation," the source said.

As well as the piercings, Buccholz also has horns implanted on his forehead and magnets inserted into his fingertips.

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