2 Updates
Boy George: Buddhism has kept me sober

Boy George: Buddhism has kept me sober

Sep 8 2013, 3:28am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Boy George says Buddhism has helped him stay sober. The 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me' hitmaker has struggled with drug addiction throughout his life but he claims his recent commitment to the...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Boy George: Buddhism has kept me sober

Sep 8 2013, 3:28am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Boy George says Buddhism has helped him stay sober.

The 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me' hitmaker has struggled with drug addiction throughout his life but he claims his recent commitment to the Eastern religion - which aims to end followers' suffering through the elimination of ignorance and desire - has stopped him from relapsing.

Quizzed on whether he misses drugs, the 52-year-old musician said: "No. No. I really took that to the ultimate conclusion. The last time I was out doing what we call 'research' I was thoroughly miserable but I couldn't stop myself. This is the curse of being an addict - you do something that's thoroughly unpleasant and you keep doing it. The difference between now and then is I know I'm an addict now.

"I went back to Buddhism last year. I messed around with it in the 80s - it was cosmetic then - but I'm really into it now. Chanting is all about polishing your mirror. What do you want to be? I feel like I'm out of chances; people have forgiven me so much, I can't let them down again."

The former Culture Club star also reveals he was incredibly inquisitive as a child and constantly questioned his parents - leading the way for his famed boisterous nature when he became famous.

George - who is releasing his first new album of original material for 18 years, 'This Is What I Do', in October - told Q magazine: "When I was really young, I was very quiet, very self-contained. Then, around the age of eight, it all went to hell. I always wanted to know why I couldn't do something - why I couldn't smoke, why I couldn't swear. I was always told to butt out of adult conversations and mind my own business. From the age of nine to about five years ago, I was out of control. The good news is I've finally grown up. I'm a much nicer kid now."

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
Update
2

6 days ago

What a scam! Student boasts to friends about trekking through Asia, visiting stunning beaches, tasting local cuisine and meeting Buddhist monks - using FAKE photos taken in her home town

Sep 9 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: Daily Mail

Zilla van den Born used Photoshop to create authentic pictures and posted them on Facebook. She devised the scheme to show that social media posts are not accurate ...
Source: Daily Mail  Full article at: Daily Mail
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Nicki Minaj: Blue Ivy is a 'precious little lamb'
Nicki Minaj: Blue Ivy is a 'precious little lamb'
Nicki Minaj has called Blue Ivy a ''precious little lamb'' after meeting her backstage at Beyoncé and Jay Z's 'On The Run' show in Paris last weekend.
 
 
Wife keeps Ben Affleck 'calm'
Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck credits his wife Jennifer Garner for being a calming influence on him whenever he feels the "terror" of starting a new project.
 
 
Ariana Grande wrote sex song at 14
Ariana Grande wrote sex song at 14
Ariana Grande admits she wrote her first song about sex when she was just 14 years old.
 
 
Kevin Rahm becomes a father
Kevin Rahm becomes a father
Kevin Rahm and his wife Amy welcomed a baby girl into the world on Saturday (13.09.14).
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Julie Hermann Apologizes for 'Regrettable Actions' of Rutgers Fans
Julie Hermann has apologized for the behavior of Rutgers University fans who made fun of Penn State University during the two teams' Big Ten football game on Sept. 13.Hermann issued a statement on the Rutgers Scarlet...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Nicki Minaj: Blue Ivy is a 'precious little lamb'
Nicki Minaj thinks Beyoncé and Jay Z's daughter is the ''most precious little lamb.'' The 'Anaconda' hitmaker, 31, made a surprise appearance at the couple's 'On The Run' gig in Paris last weekend and got to hang out...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
300,000 children back to school in Syria, Gaza: UN
United Nations, Sep 16 (IANS) As the new school year kicks off across the world, nearly 300,000 children returned Monday back to UN-run schools in Gaza and Syria. "In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Russia calls for international efforts to combat terrorism
Moscow, Sep 16 (IANS) Russia is calling on the international community to join efforts in defeating terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Russia insists that the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Five extremists killed in raids in Egypt
Cairom, Sep 16 (IANS) At least five extremists were killed Monday during security raids on their hideouts in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security official said on condition of anonymity. "After confrontations with...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Wife keeps Ben Affleck 'calm'
Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck credits his wife Jennifer Garner for being a calming influence on him whenever he feels the "terror" of starting a new project. Even after so many years of being in showbiz...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Bolivia prison clash leaves four dead
Sucre, Sep 16 (IANS) Authorities in Bolivia Monday confirmed that four people were killed and 11 others injured in a clash in central Bolivia's El Abra prison over the weekend. The fighting broke out around 10 p.m....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
World Bank launches website to track project progress
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The World Bank Monday launched a new website to allow users to track the progress of the bank's projects and check whether the group is meeting its key targets, including poverty reduction and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
EU leads opposition against Iceland's whaling
Reykjavík, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) led a joint multi-country opposition against the Iceland government's permission for commercial whale hunting and trading Monday, according to a statement issued by the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ariana Grande wrote sex song at 14
Ariana Grande wrote a sexual song when she was 14. The 21-year-old singer first penned a naughty track when she was a teenager, but her mother thought she was ''too young'' to be creating records like that. She said...
Read more on Celebrity Balla