Boy George Hopes "Gorgeous Young Man" Justin Bieber "Makes It Through"

By Andrea Dresdale

Dean Stockings/Justin Bieber via InstagramFormer Culture Club frontman Boy George knows what it’s like to have your personal troubles splashed on the front pages: In his career, he’s been arrested, sentenced to community service and struggled with a drug habit. That’s why he has nothing but sympathy for troubled teen star Justin Bieber.

Speaking to E! Online, George, who shot to fame with Culture Club when he was in his early twenties, says, “Unfortunately when you’re at that age, you won’t listen to anyone. I did the same thing. People told me time and time again — not just at 22 but it happened up until 10 years ago — to sort of grow up a bit.”

He says Justin’s problems — which include being arrested for DUI and assault, and suspected of felony vandalism — are due to “immaturity,” adding, “It’s being played out in the spotlight and I’m quite sure there will be an interview in the future where he says, ‘I can’t believe I did that.’ Or not. I hope he makes it through. I think he’s a …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC