Monday, July 31, 2006
Boy George Starts Sweeping August 14th
Former 1980s pop star Boy George may be singing a sad tune in August as he fulfils his court-ordered community service cleaning the streets of New York.
The singer, DJ and creator of the Broadway musical Taboo will be issued a shovel, broom, plastic bags and gloves before being sent out for his five days of court-ordered service, sanitation spokesman Vito Turso told the New York Daily News for its Monday editions.
"This is the epitome of community service," Turso said. "It's not like he's going to be working in an air-conditioned office."
The 45-year-old British-born artist, whose real name is George O'Dowd, could be assigned to any number of neighbourhoods in what the sanitation department labels District 3, including popular tourist areas such as Chinatown, Little Italy, Nolita or parts of the Lower East Side.