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Boy George: Fame was mental

Boy George: Fame was mental

Sep 1 2013, 3:21am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Boy George didn't enjoy fame. The 52-year-old pop star - who shot to stardom as a member of Culture Club in the 1980s - struggled with his hectic schedule and the pitfalls that can accompany a...

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Boy George: Fame was mental

Sep 1 2013, 3:21am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Boy George didn't enjoy fame.

The 52-year-old pop star - who shot to stardom as a member of Culture Club in the 1980s - struggled with his hectic schedule and the pitfalls that can accompany a showbiz lifestyle and he feels more control of his life now he has kicked drugs and booze.

He said: "It (fame) was mental. I don't think I enjoyed it very much. That's the difference between now and then. I really enjoy what I do, I have control over it and I don't do everything. Back then, I was getting up in the morning, doing a hundred interviews, flying here, flying there. To start with it was really exciting but at a certain point you realize you're having a breakdown.

"My policy now is, 'What would Bowie do?' or, 'What would the Queen Mother say?' ... which is basically nothing. I have much more of a sense of where I want to go."

The 'Karma Chameleon' hitmaker served time in prison in recent years for falsely imprisoning a male escort and battled cocaine addiction and he admits he fell into a "dark" place in his life.

George - who is releasing his first new album of original material for 18 years, 'This Is What I Do', in October - confessed to Q magazine: "There was a period when people avoided me; friends would cross the street to swerve me. The energy around me was just so dark, so negative, that no one wanted to be around me. There's nothing great about being a ****, it's just not a nice thing to be. I'm not saying I was a complete **** but people want to be around me now."

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3 weeks ago

Boy George Talks About Culture Club Reunion, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber: Watch the Video!

Aug 22 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: US Magazine

'80s icon Boy George recently had a sit-down with Us Weekly about reuniting with Culture Club, the band's upcoming tour, and his thoughts on Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber -- watch the video now!This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Boy George Talks About Culture Club Reunion, Lady Gaga, ...
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4 weeks ago

Culture Club Announce Bay Area Concert Dates

Aug 13 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Iconic 80’s band, Culture Club has announced North American concert tour dates starting in November. Culture Club’s U.S. tour will mark the first time in fourteen years that all four of the original members front man Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Jon Moss will perform together. The band will tour six cities in the U.S. starting on November 15 in Rancho Mirage, California. A stop at the Fox T ...
Source: CBS San Francisco   Full article at: CBS San Francisco


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