English singer-songwriter Boy George allegedly joked last week that he once slept with Prince.

According to UK tabloid The Sun, George made the outlandish statement during a recent recording of The Voice UK.

George has joined Paloma Faith, will.i.am and Ricky Wilson as a coach on the talent competition television show.

“I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson,” George said during the producers' auditions.

“Well, okay, if we're throwing big soul names out there I've performed with Prince,” Faith responded.

“Forget that, darling, I've slept with Prince,” George said, according to a source who said that the claim sent the audience “absolutely wild.”

After speaking with producers, George told the live audience that he was just joking.

Season five of The Voice UK debuts on BBC One in January.