Crazy religious groups sent the gay star the warnings, but he refused to cancel the Louisiana cultural club’s performance and give in to the bigots anyway to be concerned for his life

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The death threats to Boy George were so serious that he was forced to wear a bulletproof vest on stage

Music legend George, 59, explained how he feared for his life in the 1980s after taking the world by storm

He’s pushed ahead with a scheduled gig at the Culture Club in Louisiana hours after receiving harrowing threats from so-called insane religious groups

He was bombarded with hideous messages while touring America, but the star refused to pull the plug on performances – instead took drastic measures to stay safe

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The gay icon, real name George Alan O’Dowd, is forever known for his colorful style and wouldn’t hide who he was from anyone

He revealed, “The people [of America] were really great, but there have been a few times [he received threats]

“In fact, there was one night on Halloween when I had to go on stage in a bulletproof vest

“I wasn’t happy about it because it made me look really fat so I was really miserable about it,” added the star

“There were a few times when many of these religious groups came to the concerts with signs saying, ‘If sex is a sin, what is Boy George? “And all that stuff

“They moved on to Marilyn Manson’s, but for years we took these people and I opened the top of the limo and came out and blew them a kiss”

The star sat down for an interview with GQ Magazine recently – and reveals what he blew his first paycheck for the Culture Club

“Until we were successful, my makeup consisted of nothing but random pots that I had had for years, all of which were applied with my fingers So it was great to be able to go to the posh counters

“In those days there was a lot of gyp as a man at the makeup counters”

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