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Boy George Cancels U.S. Tour

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Jul. 1 2008, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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You're going to have to wait a little longer to see Boy George live.

The Culture Club star has officially canceled his North American summer tour after being denied a visa into the country due to outstanding crininal charges in London.

George received the news last week and looked into the matter to no avail.

"I was really hoping that the issue would be resolved and that some kind soul at the U.S. Visa Office would realize that if the police in the U.K. placed no restrictions on my movements, that should have been good enough for them," George said in a statement.

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He continued, "I am very sorry that I will not see all my American fans this year, but I wish them a happy and healthy Fourth of July. I include the Visa Office in those good wishes and realize they are doing a very difficult job and I just got unlucky."

The U.S. Administration refused to issue papers to the 47-year-old as George is currently awaiting trial in London. He was arrested last spring when a male escort accused him of assault and false imprisonment. George has denied the claims.

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The singer hopes to reschedule the tour for next winter.

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