Singer Boy George has put his past behind him. The 54-year-old Culture Club star, who spent several months in jail back in 2009 after falsely imprisoning a male escort, said he is a changed man and he hopes the public will accept his transformation soon, reported Daily Mirror.
“I’ve done some amazing things. I wish people would focus on that rather than the things that went wrong,” he said.
George has enjoyed a successful music career for over three decades, topping charts around the world with hits like “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”
He has also enjoyed success as an in-demand club DJ and he is currently a coach on British TV singing competition “The Voice”.
The openly gay star believes his celebrity status has helped many people who have suffered in silence.
“I’ve affected change by just being myself. Back in the 1980s there were places I couldn’t go, like Argentina, but my music and my personality broke down those borders and when I could finally go, people would say, ‘I came out because of you, I changed my sex because of you’.”