'Looking pretty after being assaulted': Boy George shows off his black eye after nightclub altercation
21:03 GMT, 3 April 2012
Eighties pop icon Boy George shows off a black eye, caused during a bust-up with a club-goer.
The 50-year-old former Culture Club frontman – now a successful DJ – was injured as he left the Amadeus nightclub in Northallerton, North Yorkshire on Saturday evening.
The star, real name George O'Dowd, was leaving the venue when there was an altercation with a female club-goer.
Ouch! Singer Boy George shows off his injuries after being 'assaulted' by a female fan on Saturday night
'Looking pretty': The singer looked like he was in a lot of pain
A spokesman for the star claimed:
'George was leaving the club when, the club management have said, a
drunken and aggressive woman lunged for his hat – and in doing so hit
him in the eye.'
The spokesman claimed that as a result of her actions, the woman was asked to leave the club.
star posted the photograph on micro-blogging site Twitter, adding:
'Looking pretty after being assaulted on Saturday night! Nice!'
'One eye Joe': The singer wore a customised pair of glasses to cover up his injury
He added: 'Poor Christine having to make up only one eye after an incident in a club….I have one big bruised eye! Sweet.'
The star, though, is not pressing charges against the woman.
The singer first rose to fame as the cross-dressing frontman of Culture Club.
They were one of the most successful stars of the1980s with chart-topping singles including Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and Karma Chameleon, which was the biggest selling UK single of 1983.
Eye-catching: The female clubber was apparently trying to grab one of the singer's flamboyant hats (file picture)
However, the band fractured as George's infamous heroin addiction worsened. In 1986, he was even arrested for heroin possession.
He subsequently rebuilt his career as a DJ but has intermittently come to the attention of police.
He was sentenced to five days community service in New York for falsely reporting a burglary in 2006.
In 2009, he then served four months in prison in the UK after he was convicted of false imprisonment.
A reunion album with Culture Club has also been mooted for later this year.
Rough night: The incident took place at the Amadeus club in Northallterton, Yorkshire on Saturday