Boy GeorgePop enigma Boy George just handed over a religious artifact -- a prized treasure of his personal collection -- to its rightful owner.

Upon learning that the Christ icon he owned was actually stolen from the Church of Cyprus, George gracefully returned the artifact. It had been in his possession for more than 26 years.

According to a report by NME, the Culture Club singer bought the item from a London art dealer in 1985, unaware of its origins. The icon rightfully belongs to the Church of Cyprus, in the Cypriot village of New Choria-Kythrea, which gave evidence to George proving its ownership.

George told BBC News on Wednesday, "I have always been a friend of Cyprus and have looked after the icon for 26 years. I look forward to seeing the icon on display in Cyprus for the moment and finally to the Church of Saint Charalambos from where it was illegally stolen."