British singer-songwriter Boy George said in a new interview that he has a “different type of confidence” now that he's older.

The 56-year-old George made his comments in an interview with Gay Times magazine.

"[My life has] got better! It's taken a while, but it's definitely got better,” he said. “I feel that life is about growing into who you are. You know Quentin Crisp used to say 'You have to push your neurosis around in your body until it can sit somewhere that you can live with it' and I think that's so true. I don't feel like I have a lot of neurosis.”

"I've got a different type of confidence now that I didn't have when I was 20, or 25, or 30 or even 40, where I just used to be so controlled by outside forces ... inside forces. I also work harder, I eat well, I exercise, I'm very conscious of what I do to myself, I don't drink, I don't take drugs, so my life in that respect has improved. I think in our business, having self-control is such a revelation. It's like 'I didn't do that, isn't that amazing!' so I kind of enjoy that feeling of self-control, being in charge and just getting shit done!"

When asked what was his greatest work, George, the lead singer of Culture Club, answered Taboo: The Musical, which ran for two years in London's West End.