George Alan O’Dowd is professionally recognized as Boy George. He is a renowned fashion designer, singer, songwriter, record producer, DJ, and photographer. His skills have made him the lead singer of Culture Club, a very popular band. George has recorded multiple songs like Time, Karma, Do you Want to Hurt Me, and more. He has a hermaphrodite appearance and has a soulful voice which made him gain many awards and respect.
He creates music by being influenced by reggae, blues, and rhythm, making his music recognized as a blue-eyed soul. George performs outstandingly, which made him receive Ivor Novello Award in 2015 from the British Academy of Authors, Songwriters, and Composers.
Boy George took birth in 1961 on 14th June in Barnehurst, England. He was the second child of Dinah O’Dowd and Jerry O’Dowd and was raised by his parents in Woolwich. He belongs to an Irish Catholic family as his father is of Irish descent. He has five siblings, including his younger sister Siobhan, younger brothers named David and Gerald, and an elder brother named Kevin. George’s mother told him that his father and grandmother were both mentally abusive to her even when she got pregnant. She said that his father was a horrible father.
George compared the history of his family to an old sad song. He described that he had an abusive childhood by listening to his mother and seeing the condition of the entire family. When people listen to his heart-breaking story, they find it the reason behind his expressive songs and soulful voice.
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Because of his different appearance, people used to make fun of him. He became habitual of living that way and said that he loves when people stare at him. His career has been full of controversies. George went to different schools, but he used to get debarred every time because of his appearance, difference in opinion, and view. There was a time when George had nothing, no money, no school, and no way to earn even to live life or eat food. This made his work as a milliner, make-up artist, and fruit picker earn a living.
In his late 80’s George got addicted to drugs which made him got arrested. He was then sent to a drug rehabilitation center to overcome his addiction and get the right treatment.
Boy George had multiple relationships but never married anyone. He told in an interview that he is homosexual and tends to buy sex whenever he wants. His life was full of controversies, but he has earned a great name and fame in the industry due to his musical career.
George is a very well-known English singer that has been in the music industry for quite a long time. His growth in the music industry has made him live a luxurious life. The estimated net worth of George is approximately $35 million. He has quite a different lifestyle because his childhood was very abusive, and he has earned everything himself by his determination and dedication.