Singer speak out about arrest ordeal


Boy George says he drank his own urine in prison.

The singer, who was arrested in New York on October 2005 over a false burglary claim, has revealed that he sipped his own wee because he thought he might dehydrate in jail.

He explains: ‘I was taken into the catacombs of the jailhouse. There was p*** everywhere. I kept saying: “Can I have water?”

‘In the end I drank my own p*** because I thought I was going to die of dehydration. I did think, “Maybe I’m never going to get out of here.”‘

But the 45-year-old – who was eventually bailed and given community service sweeping the streets of Manhattan – reckons the experience wasn’t in the least bit humiliating.

He tells The Sunday Times magazine: ‘I didn’t mind doing something productive. I wanted to get it over with. I found it very unfascinating. It was surreal but not boring.’