Shamed singer Boy George was forced to toughen up during his stint in prison earlier this year (09) for fear of falling victim to other inmates.
The former Culture Club frontman, real name George O'Dowd, was jailed in January (09) for the false imprisonment and assault of male escort Audun Carlsen in 2007.
He served just four months of his 15 month sentence and was released in May (09) for good behaviour - and he admits his time behind bars changed him dramatically.
He says, "You've got the classic picture of the balconies and the banging cups. I knew what to expect. I was quite hostile. Very hostile. And very grumpy.
"Not because I felt that way particularly, but because I felt it required that. The situation required me to be a bit feisty, a bit don't-f**k-with-me."