Boy George Had Great Time Cleaning Garbage

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Singer Boy George had an amazing time in the week he spent cleaning up rubbish with New York Department of Sanitation employees. The star said they treated him kindly and with respect.

The Culture Club frontman had to spend five days in community service back in 2005, after he was arrested in Manhattan on suspicion of cocaine possession and falsely reporting a burglary.

After the drug charge was dropped, he began the stint with the Big Apple’s garbage collectors in August, 2006.

However, the star says he did the service with “good grace” and that eventually won him favour with his pals.

He said, “I wanted to come back to America, so I knew that if I didn’t come and do it (community service) I would never be able to come back here… I thought, ‘It’s a week of hard labour,’ and I have to say that the people at the New York Sanitation Department were so fantastic to me.”

“They thought I was gonna be like Shirley Bassey, they thought that I was gonna be a nightmare, so they were quite amazed that I just got on with it.”

“I kind of got on really well with everyone there, so I left there actually thinking, ‘That was actually a nice week!’”

“I talked about doing a gig for them. They said they were gonna pick me up from the New York airport in rubbish trucks and drive me into the city.”

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