Piers Morgan continues the current series of intimate and compelling interviews with big name guests, all conducted in front of a live studio audience.
Piers is joined in the episode airing on Friday 17 Feb 2017 at 9.00pm on ITV, by 80s pop icon Boy George, who looks back on his spectacular and often controversial life and career. He reflects on the challenges he faced as a teenager when coming out as gay to his working class Irish family, and how his musical passions and outrageous dress sense saw him rise from nightclub cloakroom attendant to global fame with Culture Club.
George opens up about his tempestuous relationship with bandmate Jon Moss, and talks candidly about the traumatic descent into a heroin addiction which nearly killed him. He also reveals how, after a hugely successful reinvention as a DJ and musical star, a relapse into drug use saw him sweeping the streets of New York, followed by a prison sentence.
Now aged 55, George explains how he has now quit drink and drugs for good thanks to Buddhism and vegan food, and why Culture Club are back with a bang.
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Boy George airs on Friday 17 February 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.