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Boy George: jail is like 'school'

Former Culture Club frontman, Boy George, who spent four months in prison in 2009, has revealed that jail is not as tough as many would think.

Speaking in a recent interview with The Guardian, the 49-year-old star, who spent time at HMP Pentonville and HMP Edmunds Hill, for assault and the false imprisonment of a male escort, said: "You just get on with it. You make friends. You go for coffee. You swap CDs. It's like being in school. Except you can't leave.”

He revealed he spent most of his time in incarceration cooking and reading books from “Wuthering Heights to Catch-22”.

His first day inside even began with a rendition of the 1983 hit ‘Karma Chameleon’ by his fellow inmates, of which he says: "I get that everywhere. At carpet markets in Morocco, by the pyramids in Egypt. I was expecting it, much like the environment, which is like the classic Victorian prisons you see in the movies: safety nets, balconies and everything painted drab green and yellow."

George appears on DJ/Producer, Mark Ronson’s new single ‘Somebody to Love Me’, which is out on December 6.

The singer is also set to release his own solo LP ‘Ordinary Alien’ in the coming months as well as the Culture Club reunion tour next year, to celebrate the band’s 30th Anniversary. 

Watch Culture Club performing their hit single, 'Karma Chameleon', below: