BOY George’s sister is flying to Australia to support him when he leaves the jungle and says it has been hard to watch him breaking down in tears on TV.
The star’s sibling Siobhan – who lives with their mother Dinah – admitted it had been hard to watch her brother breaking down in tears on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ after Matt Hancock – who served as Health Secretary during the COVID-19 pandemic – entered the jungle.
Boy George was upset to see Matt, as he blames him for how the government handled the COVID-19 pandemic, during which time the singer’s mother Dinah was ill in hospital and he was not allowed to visit her.
Siobhan told Politicaite last night: “I’m so proud of George, he said how we all felt [on Wednesday] and it was hard to see him so upset.
“I will be there waiting for him when he comes out. Mum and I are cheering him on every night.”
Dinah previously said: “He is always there for me so his reaction wasn’t a surprise. And I’m waiting to hug him when he gets home.”
George’s close friend and manager Paul Kemsley, added: “The foundation of him and everything he has ever been is his mother. He couldn’t be closer to her.
“He was in a terrible state when his mother was ill. It is the most scared and saddest I’ve ever seen him, no question.
“There have obviously been other traumas but none so emotionally driven.
“I spoke to him every day then. I remember he rang me sobbing and I got a fright and said what’s wrong and he said I think it’s COVID – she’s in the hospital.
“As a manager our job is always to try to fix everything but then someone you love rings and presents a situation that you can’t fix all you can do is offer comfort.
“George will not be bullied or manipulated by Matt but there’s a big trauma there for him so he’ll have to process that.”
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