Singer Boy George was arrested in New York on suspicion of possessing drugs and making a fake police report after he called 911 early this morning (Oct. 7) and falsely said his home had been burglariz

Singer Boy George was arrested in New York on suspicion of possessing drugs and making a fake police report after he called 911 early this morning (Oct. 7) and falsely said his home had been burglarized, police said.

The singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, called police from a Little Italy apartment around 3:14 a.m. and reported a burglary, said Detective Kevin Czartoryski.

Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a small amount of cocaine next to a computer, police said. A woman in the apartment said there was more cocaine around and police were continuing to investigate.

A former spokesman for O'Dowd's autobiographical musical "Taboo," which closed last year, said he did not know whether the singer had a spokesman or lawyer.


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