Boy George speaks candidly about drug use on Piers Morgan's Life Stories

Boy George joins Piers Morgan to look back on his spectacular and often controversial life and career tonight.

The singer and former coach of The Voice UK reflects on his complex relationship with his violent but loving father, and how - at the age of just eight - he helped his mum survive a suicide attempt.

George opens up about his rise to global fame with Culture Club, and his tempestuous relationship with band-mate Jon Moss. He speaks candidly about his traumatic descent into heroin addiction, how a relapse into drug use saw him sweeping the streets of New York, and his 2009 conviction and prison sentence.

Now nine years clean and sober, George reveals how he’s swapped drugs for Buddhist chanting, and the truth behind his feuds with rival pop superstar George Michael.

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories with Boy George airs Friday, February 17 at 9PM.

It's the third episode of the current four part series, with the run concluding next Friday night.