If there's a doctor in the house—better warn Shania Twain!
At least that's what security at Sunday's Juno Awards in Toronto was thinking after a 50-year-old physician accused of stalking the music star turned up in the crowd to catch a glimpse of the singer before she was about to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
So what's the prognosis here?
How about a date with a judge.
Per the Toronto Sun, police ended up taking Dr. Giovannie Palumbo into custody after one of Twain's bodyguards spotted him among the throng of fans who had gathered outside the Air Canada Centre to greet the five-time Grammy winner.
That was a major no-no for this Shania devotee, who already had an injunction in place barring him from coming within 500 yards of the 45-year-old entertainer.
Palumbo appeared in court Monday and was ordered for a second time to stay away. When Justice of the Peace John Jackson told him to "make no contact" with Twain, the Sun reported that the doctor, looking bewildered, laughed and said: "You are all doing a wonderful job, your honor. I am in jail. How can I contact anybody? I am in jail."
Palumbo wound up on authorities' radar after bombarding Twain with love letters, sending flowers to her cottage in Switzerland, showing up uninvited at her Canadian home and even attending her grandmother's funeral.
Lucky for Twain, the two have never met. But Palumbo's never been prosecuted under Canada's stalking laws because the Come On Over crooner has been reluctant to testify in open court. Her fears are understandable.
Citing psychiatric records obtained from a divorce case, The Sun noted that Palumbo had been treated for bipolar disorder, obsession and narcissistic traits in the past and stayed in a mental healthy facility for several months last year.
The doc, who's also due to stand trial on charges of threatening his ex-wife, was first arrested for criminally harassing the artist in 2009. He was later released on bail.
A rep for Twain was unavailable for comment. Shania, by the way, tied the knot on Jan. 1 with Swiss business exec Frédéric Thiébaud.