CHILDREN’s abuser Gary Glitter was reportedly booed offstage during a jail performance, leaving him in tears.
The 74-year-old pedophile took the stage to perform his biggest hits in front of his fellow inmates, but it didn’t go as planned, sources say.
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was popular for his glam rock tracks in the ’70s and’ 80s, but was revealed to be a sex offender in the late ’90s.
He is imprisoned at HMP The Verne, a Category C prison on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, specifically for sex offenders.
A lot of inmates had to play a joke, but Gadd took his performance, training for weeks in his cell, the star of the day reports.
He even donned one of his old tin foil suits at night, it was said.
A prison source said: âIt was supposed to be just a little fun, but Gadd took it incredibly seriously. He had managed to get his hands on some of his old music.
âMost of the other people on the show did it for a laugh, but Gadd seemed to think he was back on Top of The Pops.
âIt started badly when the music wasn’t playing. Then he had to stop halfway and drink some water.
âAfter the second song things seemed to improve, but the audience found it a bit too pretentious.
âRather than sounding like a pop star, he looked like a retiree wrapped in a security blanket, singing out of tune on a ’70s record. It was a bit surreal.
âBut just when he seemed to find his voice, the audience started screaming ‘off, off, off’.
âMost of the inmates in the prison are sex offenders. They are neither dangerous nor violent, so there was never a risk of trouble.
“Gadd pouted in tears and had to be consoled by some of the other prisoners who must have reassured him that he was as good a singer as he was in his prime.”
In 2015, Gadd was sentenced to 16 years in prison for attempted rape, illegal sex with a girl under 13, and indecent assault.
He also abused three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
The singer transferred to The Verne, which received a Â£ 3.3million makeover, earlier this year.
Inmates can make tea in their cells and even grow flowers and tend ducks.
They have the free reign of the kite and an exercise yard with an ornamental koi pond.
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