Boy George Slams Liam Payne of One Direction, Talks Drastic Weight Loss

Celebrity Body Feb. 21, 2013 AT 4:40PM
Boy George attends the Brit Awards on February 20, 2013 in London. Boy George attends the Brit Awards on February 20, 2013 in London. Credit: Rex/Rex USA

Still a Karma Chameleon! Boy George showed off his shockingly thin new look on the red carpet at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Three days after revealing his skinnier new frame via Twitter, the Culture Club singer, 51, chatted with Us Weekly about the body makeover.

"I like healthy eating," the British star (real name: George Alan O'Dowd) explained. "Now that I've turned 50, I've got to watch it. I'm looking after myself."

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The "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" singer demurred on elaborating the specifics of his new regime: "I don't wanna talk about it. Follow me on Twitter and I'll tell you everything you need to know."

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Indeed, Boy George (who struggled with drug addiction in the past) tweeted Feb. 17 of his new dietary approach: "Portion control. 5 hour gaps between meals. No coffee or tea, except at meals," he tweeted. "Water & fizzy water between meals! No bread, sugar!"

As his date at the Brit, the 80s superstar took along his young niece, Molly Fitzpatrick -- and was angered when a certain boybander failed to stop for a photo opp with her.

"Top marks to Harry Styles for stopping for a picture with my niece," tweeted the singer, who also praised Lana Del Rey, Jessie J and Emilie Sande as the evening's biggest highlights. "And Bollox's to Liam [Payne] and the disrespectful w**ker of a minder!'"

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One Direction-er Payne, 19, rebutted via Twitter, claiming the elder star mistook him for a different member of the boy band. "Now now boy lets not tell porkies firstly thanks for getting my name wrong three times secondly then asking me where is liam?...awkward. Then when you finally got it right saying you wanted Niall instead. If you would have asked me for a picture I would have stopped bro I just did what you said and pointed niall out for you. So u just keep wearing ur strange hats and enjoy yourself my little Georgie pie... It's still not cool you just look weird."

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