Boy George is feeling the strain of his community service, sweeping litter from the streets of New York City - his hands are red raw with blisters. The 80s star began his five day sentence on Monday (14AUG06), working for New York's Department Of Sanitation, after being convicted of falsely reporting a burglary at his Manhattan apartment. By Thursday (17AUG06) he was sporting large open sores on his hands, the result of vigorous sweeping without wearing gloves. George - real name GEORGE O'DOWD - completes his sentence today (18AUG06).