Boy George has explained why he abruptly hung up on Brisbane breakfast radio host, Neil Breen on Friday morning during a live interview. The year-old Voice coach took offence to Neil's glowing introduction about his s pop career and prematurely ended the chat. The singer has now explained his actions, tweeting: 'Apparently I still need to be reintroduced to the Australian public. I must get a bigger hat! Just did one of the 'dark ages' radio interviews that ended with me hanging up! Not happy: Boy George, 59, has explained why he abruptly hung up on Brisbane breakfast radio host, Neil Breen. Neil also offered his side of the situation on Twitter, saying that he was merely 'trying to tell George how much I liked him. Responding to a listener's tweet, Neil went on to brush the incident off as 'hilarious. Not impressed: The Voice coach took offence to Neil Breen's pictured glowing introduction about his s pop career.
Who Is Boy George?
He is the lead singer of the pop band Culture Club. George is known for his soulful voice and his androgynous appearance. He was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late s to the early s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul , which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae [ by whom? He was the lead singer of Jesus Loves You between and His s and s-era solo music has glam influences, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. More recently, he has released fewer music recordings, splitting his time between songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography. He was raised in a working-class Irish Catholic family; his father was born in England of Irish descent and his mother is from Dublin. He has one older brother Kevin, as well as two younger brothers Gerald and David and a younger sister Siobhan. George also has an older half-brother Richard, who was born out of wedlock in Dublin in when his mother was just 18; she moved to London with him to start a new life and escape the stigma of being an unmarried mother.
The band found quick success, but George's drug habit started to show in Although he has released solo albums, George's personal life has been the focus more than his music. George grew up in a lively household with his four brothers and one sister. Despite being part of the large working class Irish brood, George claims he had a lonely childhood, referring to himself as the "pink sheep" of the family. To stand out in the male-dominated household, George created his own image, which he came to depend on. I loved it," he later reminisced. George didn't exactly conform to the typical school student archetype, either. With a leaning more toward the arts rather than science and math, he found it hard to fit within traditional masculine stereotypes.
The early s were filled with pop stars who seemed larger than life, but very few cut as indelible figure as Boy George. During the heyday of Culture Club -- which lasted from their first hit, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," in until -- Boy George deftly blended soulful authenticity with knowing artificiality, singing songs inspired by Motown while embracing androgyny. This sly wit was as evident onscreen as it was on record, which is why Culture Club not only became one of the biggest groups on MTV, but why George managed to sustain a long, lasting career following the band's implosion in The road wasn't easy for Boy George. His initial solo recordings after Culture Club didn't find a wide audience outside of Europe, and he would be occasionally battle drug abuse, but during the '90s he found a secure footing within electronic dance music, recording his own singles and earning a reputation as a DJ that would last into the 21st century. Boy George would also often circle back into the mainstream, scoring a big hit in with his version of "The Crying Game," which functioned as the theme to the film of the same name, and racking up a host of Tony nominations for Taboo, the musical loosely based on his life. With this success behind him, he was the rare New Waver who turned into a pop survivor, sustaining a career that alternated between solo work, DJ'ing and reuniting with Culture Club.