June 14, 2014 10:27 pm

Boy George celebrates 53rd birthday in Toronto

Boy George blows out candles on a birthday cake in Toronto on June 14, 2014.

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TORONTO — British music icon Boy George celebrated his 53rd birthday Saturday night in Toronto with famous friends like Josh Groban, David Byrne and Rufus Wainwright.

The Culture Club singer was surprised with a birthday cake on stage at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts after performing a duet with Wainwright.

The audience joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to Boy George.

He was in the city for the Luminato Festival presentation of If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway, a show of love songs performed by men.

Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig, Steven Page, Brent Carver and Brennan Hall were also part of the show.

Boy George is surprised with a birthday cake on stage in Toronto on June 14, 2014.

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Boy George and Ezra Koenig

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Rufus Wainwright and Boy George

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Steven Page, Josh Groban, David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, Steven Oremus and Boy George in Toronto on June 14, 2014.

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