Boy George's cancellation disappointment

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 November 2014
Boy George

Boy George

Boy George is "devastated" Culture Club have postponed their comeback tour but says it was necessary because of his throat problems

Boy George is "devastated" Culture Club have postponed their tour.

The 'Karma Chameleon' group axed a string of comeback shows in both the US and UK after the singer was diagnosed with a throat problem that would have meant irreparable damage if he had continued to sing, and though he didn't want to take the "risk", George admits he is still upset to have had to put the gigs on hold.

He said: "I've got a polyp on my vocal chords. The doctor tells me singing would cause irreparable damage, and that's not a risk I am prepared to take.

"He put a camera down my throat, and it transpired that I have an enlarged polyp which has haemorrhaged.

"So everything is on hold until it gets better. I don't know how long that will take, and to say I am devastated barely touches how I feel."

The 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me' singer had been experiencing problems with his throat for some time but initially dismissed the pain as due to tiredness.

He admitted to the Daily Mail newspaper: "I'd been having trouble with my voice for some months, but in true British fashion I ignored it, thinking the problem might just be tiredness, hoping it would go away."

Culture Club

The 80s pop band fronted by flamboyant androgyne Boy George who brought us the ever catchy 'Karma Chameleon' head back on the road.

Birmingham Arena

Fri 16 Nov

£47.50–£72.50 / 0871 945 6000

Bonus Arena, Hull

Tue 20 Nov

£47.50–£195 / 01482 456220

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Fri 23 Nov

£53.45–£80.95 / 0844 248 1585

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