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Boy George performing community service in New York

Former Culture Club singer Boy George is sweeping streets in New York as part of his five days of community service.

Boy George performing community service in New York

The musician - real name George O'Dowd - had joked about the task, saying he had "always been a scrubber".

Boy George performing community service in New York

He had pleaded guilty to wasting police time after officers were called to his home in New York last October.

Boy George performing community service in New York

A judge criticised him for failing to pay a $1,000 (530) fine and said he would be jailed unless he completed the chores.

Boy George performing community service in New York

But he was taken off the street after half an hour because of the media attention and moved to a fenced-off area.

Boy George performing community service in New York

O'Dowd described the reporters who were following him around the streets of Manhattan as "pathetic".

Boy George performing community service in New York

Rubbish left out overnight in Chinatown was already beginning to smell in the early morning sunshine.

Boy George, about to perform community service in New York

The musician, known for hits such as Karma Chameleon, was followed by a convoy of at least 10 cars.

Boy George arrives to perform his community service in New York

O'Dowd had been made to walk from his car into the building's front entrance at the start of the morning.

Boy George, about to perform community service in New York

He had said he felt it would be "more useful" to stage a charity concert than to spend time "prancing around".




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