Former pop-star Boy George has been reduced to selling t-shirts from his B-Rude label at a London flea market, reports The Sun newspaper.
The singer, DJ and gay icon was photographed selling his wares alone at a stall at Spitalfields Market, in London’s East End.
“It’s been all right – quiet today though. I’m bored and cold,” he told the newspaper.
In the eighties he was the gender-bending lead singer of the hit band Culture Club which sold over ten million records. He later launched a moderately successful solo career as an openly gay singer and club deejay.
The 46-year-old George had been a sought after deejay at gay nightclubs and parties around the world, but he has been troubled by a spate of recent legal problems.
In 2005, he was arrested in Manhattan after police discovered cocaine in his apartment. He was later sentenced to community service sweeping streets in New York City.
More recently, in April 2007, he was again arrested after a Norwegian man claimed to have been chained and held by George against his will in the singer’s London flat.
He was sued by a promoter in October last year for cancelling an appearance at an American nightclub.
Boy George has appeared as a DJ in South Africa a number of times. A scheduled party tour was cancelled last year for unspecified reasons.