GUNS N' ROSES were detained at the Canadian border last week after they were caught with a gun in their possession.

The hard rock band were stopped at the airport in Toronto last Friday (15.07.16) ahead of their gig later that day in the city in Ontario, and found with the weapon on them.

Frontman Axl Rose later told the audience at the gig held at the Rogers Centre: ''We weren't exactly arrested. We were detained. They [the custom officers] were very nice, they were very understanding. You know, it happens: You can forget you have a fucking gun. It wasn't my gun.''

A spokesperson for Guns N' Roses confirmed that the gun didn't belong to any of the band members.

The representative said: ''Yes, this indeed happened on Friday, July 15, as they were crossing the border coming from the Philadelphia tour stop on the 14th.''

The gig was the band's only Canadian date on their 'Not In This Lifetime Tour', which finishes in November.

Meanwhile, this isn't the first time Axl has been caught having a gun in his possession as he was also arrested in 1988 in Canada for having a stun gun on him.

He said: ''This year, I was only arrested once at the Canadian border, for my stun gun. I didn't know they're illegal there.''