03:28 PM EDT 04/15/2015
Originally posted 10/10/2008 09:30AM
He's no stranger to drug abuse. Now Boy George is speaking out to encourage troubled singers Amy Winehouse and George Michael to get clean.
"When I look at Amy and George, I know where they are, I know what they are," he tells Britain's The Times. "I know what it's like to be clacking, sweaty and chaotic and to have no clarity."
Boy George, who had a heroin addiction in the 1980s, insists he finally kicked cocaine last year. His advice to his fellow Brits? "Seek the wisdom to soothe the soul."
Originally posted 06/12/2008 10:35AM
Boy George doesn't really want to hurt anyone; he just wants to sing and show his appreciation.
Two years after picking up trash on New York City streets as part of his court-ordered community service, the Culture Club frontman will rejoin his old colleagues at the sanitation department – this time by his own accord.
George, 46, will perform a free concert for the Department of Sanitation’s annual Family Day on Aug. 16, the Associated Press reports.
"The people I worked alongside showed great kindness to me at a very difficult time, and I wanted to thank them all in a way that would show my appreciation," the British singer (real name: George O'Dowd) said in a statement.
Originally posted 08/14/2006 11:10AM
Boy George lashed out at reporters Monday morning less than an hour into his five days of court-ordered community service cleaning up the streets of New York City.
Originally posted 07/31/2006 09:25AM
Boy George will be cleaning up in New York next month, though not in the way that will result in bank deposits.
Originally posted 06/26/2006 01:25PM
A New York judge on Monday issued a stern warning – but no jail time – to Boy George over his failure to do the community service required by his sentence on a drug charge.
Originally posted 03/08/2006 11:00AM
The most serious charges of cocaine possession against Boy George were dismissed Wednesday after the former Culture Club singer pleaded guilty to falsely reporting a burglary, Reuters reports.
Originally posted 02/02/2006 08:00AM
Except for a full-length coat, Boy George dressed down for his Wednesday appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court – where his lawyer declared the singer's innocence and vowed to fight his drug-possession charges.
Originally posted 10/07/2005 05:00PM
Boy George’s lawyer is denying that drugs found in the British singer's apartment belonged to him, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 02/25/2004 01:00PM
ANNOUNCED: Jessica Simpson and Patti LaBelle have signed on to perform at the "VH1 Divas" special, the Associated Press reports. The fund-raiser, which will be broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 18, will raise money for VH1's Save the Music Foundation, which works to return music programs to U.S. schools. Since its creation in 1997, the foundation has donated more than $25 million worth of musical instruments to schools across the country. More performers will be announced as they are added, AP reports.
Originally posted 01/30/2002 01:20PM
An unknown -- until Tuesday night -- young actor, Euan Morton, plays the gender-bending pop icon in the new West End stage show "Taboo," and reviewers rave.
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