Boy George was named one of Attitude’s Icon Award winners at the Attitude Awards on Monday night (October 13) – and legendary supermodel and long-time fan Naomi Campbell was on hand to present the Culture Club singer with his trophy.

After taking to the stage, Campbell told the audience: “I wouldn’t exist without all of you gay men. I exist because of you.”

Upon receiving his award, Boy George gave a moving speech where he discussed his six years of sobriety, saying that the night’s award felt like “an award for recovery.”

Watch the full speech below:

For the third consecutive year Virgin Holidays were headline sponsors of the Attitude Awards, which also benefited the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Attitude would also like to thank other sponsors and supporters of the event including Sky, Renault, Marriott, M&S, Little Miracles, Naked Wines and Hip Hotels.

Boy George has posed for the cover of the new Attitude – The Awards Issues – and is one of nine special edition collectible edition covers available.

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