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Stalker who rushed stage at Katy Perry’s Miami show will be deported to Poland

Katy Perry performing in Tampa on Dec. 15, 2017.
Katy Perry performing in Tampa on Dec. 15, 2017. Amy Harris/Invision/AP

The crazed Polish fan who stalked singer Katy Perry around North America — and ultimately tried to rush the stage at her Miami concert — is getting kicked out of the United States.

Pawel Jurski pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated stalking and was taken into immigration custody. He’ll be deported to Poland after serving several weeks in a Miami jail.

Jurski, 37, was arrested in December after Miami police said he entered a restricted area of the AmericanAirlines Arena, when Perry was performing as part of her Witness World Tour. The singer's director of security collared Jurski, but not before “he attempted to rush toward the stage.”

Pawel Jurski
Pawel Jurski Miami-Dade Police

“I will do whatever it takes to be with Katy Perry,” Jurski, 37, told investigators after his arrest, according to a Miami police report.

Her director of security told police that Jurski was the same man who climbed to the 14th floor of the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach the week before the show in an effort to meet the superstar. He was kicked off the property.

He also showed up to Perry's Orlando show earlier in December, also trying to rush a VIP area. Jurski, who was in the United States on a tourist visa, admitted he had tried meeting Perry during shows in Toronto, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago and Michigan — all within the previous 20 days.

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