Boy George’s Culture Club’s comeback may just have to wait after its lead singer has been ordered by his doctors not to sing due to a polyp on his throat, BBC reported.
After 12 years the bad who is known for 80’s hit songs such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” and ‘Karma Chameleon” was supposed to perform in the U.S.
and UK but was cancelled due to Boy George’s condition.
George stated on the cancellation of the tour, “I want to be able to perform to the best of my ability and the specialist has told me that right now that will be impossible.” He is quoted as saying that he is “devastated” by the news but will be focusing on getting treated and seeing “all my fans soon.” In a recent interview with Desert Sun, George talked about the excitement of working with his band mates again, bassist Mikey Craig, and guitarist Roy Hay and drummer Jon Moss.
George also talked about the difference in performing with the band and him as a solo artist.
When it’s my band, I call all the shots – what I do, what I say, how I present it.
With Culture Club, there are four people and there’s a different kind of democracy that takes place.
You have to be a little bit more conscious of other people’s feelings.
Not that I’m Stalin or anything.
When I’m with my own band I can be as gay as I want.
With Culture Club, they’re all kind of straight.
It’s a different kind of dynamic, I suppose, but at the end of the day it’s the same thing.
That’s my role in Culture Club: I’m singing about things very personal to me, I’m singing a narrative,” he told Desert Sun.
The band has a new album, which will be released next year.
Other singers have had the throat condition treated such as Adele and Keith Urban.