Boy George: 'I Couldn't Live With Myself If I Relapsed'
Boy George is determined to steer clear of drugs - because a relapse would devastate his loved ones.
The former Culture Club star has endured a lengthy battle with substance abuse, but finally kicked his addictions a year before he was jailed in January 2009 for the false imprisonment and assault of a male escort in 2007. O'Dowd has remained clean since his release last May (09).
And the Karma Chameleon hitmaker insists he wouldn't be able to face the people who stood by him if he ever returned to his drug-taking ways.
He tells Britain's Independent newspaper, "Will I ever relapse again? I hope not, no. To be honest, it would be crazy at this point. I've put so many people through so much drama, so much torture, especially my family, and I don't think I could live with myself if I ever did that to them again. To let those people down is something I simply cannot consider any more.
"You never hear about people successfully being in recovery, do you? You only hear about people being f**ked up. But there are many people in recovery all the time, and a great many of them do manage to stay clean, to do good, to sort out their lives. I should know. I'm one of them."