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Boy George’s Soul Rescued By Flaming Piano Player Frenemy

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Released from a 15-month prison sentence in May after being convicted of assaulting and imprisoning a male escort, Boy George — who was apparently rejected as a Hare Krishna because he’s gay — reveals he found the strength to survive in his cell the same way each of us do: With the help of our celebrity friends.

Elton John offered me love and support from both himself and David [Furnish]. He also sent me a lovely music player,” says George. “Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Antony Hegarty and Holly Johnson wrote to me too. … The only time I got too emotional in prison was when I got letters from friends. People that beforehand I wouldn’t have thought I could rely on. It was humbling.”

Of course, that list actually includes Elton John, who wasn’t terribly pleased when George described him as a “humourless, grand old dame.” Time must erase all wounds.

No word whether George Michael sent some love Boy’s way. After all, the Culture Clubber did call Michael “a pre-war homosexual.”