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Boy George showcases weight loss, shares diet secrets (Photos)

02/18/2013 by Corinne Heller

Boy George, you look different.

The 51-year-old British singer, whose new wave group Culture Club rose to fame with the 1982 hit "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me," showed off a new and slimmer figure as well as a sprinkling of facial hair at the WhatsOnStage.com Awards in London on Sunday and has also been posting photos of himself on Twitter, where he has been chronicling his new diet regime.

The pop star, who went solo in the late 1980s, has not revealed how many pounds he has lost. Boy George has battled with his weight for years and typically appears clean-shaven. He still maintains his trademark look -- dark eye makeup and perfectly shaped eyebrows.

Boy George, who was born George Alan O'Dowd, attributes his weight loss to Amelia Freer's Freer Nutrition plan.

"@BoyGeorge you look incredibly slim. Please don't say it's all down to raw veg?" a follower Tweeted.

"No, portion control. 5 hour gaps between meals. No coffee or tea, except at meals. Water & fizzy water between meals!" he replied, later adding: "No bread, sugar!"

The singer has also been sharing photos of his meals -- ""spicy broccoli cheese from lunch" and "Cannelloni bean & veggie curry," featuring what appears to be a medley of root vegetables.

He described a picture of yellow crumbles posted on January 27 as "Scrambled tofu, sautéed with garlic, Waitrose Thai (frozen) herb mix and turmeric! Add mushrooms! Or any veg!"

Boy George sported long hair in the 1980s during the height of his group's fame (pictured left). Alexis Arquette's character in the 1998 Adam Sandler romantic comedy film "The Wedding Singer" mimics the look, is also named George and sings "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" in the movie.

(Pictured above, L-R: Boy George is shown at Heathrow, leaving for New York to start an American tour on Feb. 19, 1983. / Boy George appears in a photo posted on his Twitter page on Feb. 17, 2013. / Boy George arrives for the 57th Ivor Novello Awards in London on May 17, 2012. / Boy George performs onstage at Le Pigalle Club in London on Dec. 16, 2008. Credit: Press Association / Boy George's Twitter page / AP Photos / Mark Allan / Joel Ryan)

Relive the 1980s by watching the official music video for "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" below.

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