Blondie singer Debbie Harry claims cosmetic surgery is just like having a flu jab as she admits getting older has been ‘hard’ on her looks
- Pop star, 74, admits she has always exploited her looks during her 50 year career
- American songstress previously revealed she had face lift for ‘business reasons’
- In new memoir Face It, says she has never hid the fact she’s had plastic surgery
- Admits she has ‘good days and bad days’ when it comes to her looks and focus on her appearance made her question if she accomplished anything beyond that
Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has claimed having cosmetic surgery is just like getting a flu jab.
The American songstress, 74, admits getting older has been ‘hard’ on her looks and that the focus on her appearance throughout her 50 year career has made her wonder if she’s ever achieved anything beyond her image.
Writing in her new memoir Face It, the singer acknowledges that she’s never hidden the fact she’s had plastic surgery.
‘I think it’s the same as having a flu shot basically, another way of looking after yourself,’ she says.
Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has claimed having cosmetic surgery is just like getting a flu jab. Pictured at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2019 held at the Roundhouse in London earlier this month
‘If it makes you feel better and look better and work better, that’s what it’s all about.’
Harry has previously claimed she had a facelift for ‘business reasons’ and has bleached her hair since the age of 14 to resemble film star Marilyn Monroe.
In her memoir, serialised in today’s Sunday Times Magazine and published on Tuesday, she observes: ‘Getting older is hard on your looks. Like everybody else, I have good days and bad days and those, “S***, I hope nobody sees me today” days.’
Speaking about the way her iconic looks have dominated headlines over the years, she adds: ‘It’s sometimes made me wonder if I’ve ever accomplished anything beyond my image.’
The American singer, pictured in 1978 during the making of a pop promo for their single ‘I’m Always Touched By Your Presence Dear’ for Chrysalis Records, says the focus on her appearance throughout her 50 year career has made her wonder if she’s ever achieved anything beyond her image
Harry shares her support of the #MeToo movement, praising the fact it’s enabled women’s voices to be heard.
‘This has been happening to women all the time,’ she says. ‘And everybody is very demeaned by this.’
Last month she revealed she was once raped at knife point during a robbery at her home while she was living in New York with then-boyfriend Chris Stein.
The Heart Of Glass songstress said the couple were tied up during the raid while the man looked for valuables in the home.
Debbie Harry shares her support of the #MeToo movement in her new memoir, praising the fact it’s enabled women’s voices to be heard. Pictured at the 36th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in May
The singer, pictured left during her stint as a Playboy ‘bunny’ before she became a star with the band and right in 1979, has previously claimed she had a facelift for ‘business reasons’
She said: ‘He piled up the guitars and Chris’s camera and then he untied my hands and told me to take off my pants.
‘He f***** me. And then he said, “Go clean yourself”.’
Chris, now 69, is a co-founder and guitarist of band Blondie and was in a relationship with Debbie, but never married.
Last month Harry, pictured in 1980, revealed she was once raped at knife point during a robbery at her home while she was living in New York with then-boyfriend Chris Stein
It is not known exactly when the rape took place or if it was reported to the police but it is thought it was before Debbie shot to stardom in the 1970s.
However reflecting on the sexual assault, she said: ‘The stolen guitars hurt me more.’
She also describes a ‘violent and vitriolic’ ex-lover, who stalked her after she dumped him, and confesses to using heroin ‘to blank out parts of my life’ or ‘when I was dealing with some depression’.