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Debbie Harry jokes she ‘would have made more money as a hooker’ instead of performing in Blondie

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Mel Evans – 10th December 2019

Debbie Harry has joked she’d have earnt more money being a prostitute rather than the lead singer of Blondie.

Can we please note that Debbie is worth a reported $22million (£16million), which is hardly chump change.

The singer laughed off suggestions she was a prostitute before becoming a rock star, which is apparently a rumour that followed the star.

‘Musician or hooker? I would definitely have made a lot more money if I’d been a hooker, not a singer,’ she told Event magazine this week.

‘There were always rumours about me like that. I was a woman in a man’s world. I was different. A girl in a band.

‘Not everybody liked it so what do you expect? But for me it was always about the music. Still is. I’m still out there doing it.’

The 74-year-old stunned the world with stories from behind the cloak of fame, as she penned her memoir Face It, released in October.

In the book the star recalled numerous famous encounters, alleging David Bowie flashed his penis at her during a party, while also recalling being annoyed her guitars were stolen by the person who had just raped her.

She faced criticism for the way in which she ‘brushed off’ the analysis of being sexually assaulted, however she insisted she took a long time over writing the tome.

‘It was a big decision for me to write the book because my mindset is very much “don’t look back”,’ she told the publication.

‘Even when I was writing it I had several moments where I thought, no way, I’m not doing this. But Chris [Stein] encouraged me to do it. If I told him I was regretting it, he’d tell me I’d regret having a face tattoo more. I took a long time over it. Maybe I wish I’d edited it just one more time.’

Ahead of the book’s release, the star star did reveal she hesitated when it came to opening up on her personal life.

‘I don’t know if I did the right thing in some cases,’ she told Metro.co.uk. ‘The process of revelation for me is I’m quite private.’

Debbie added: ‘Even though I’ve been a public person for so long I think I’ve managed to keep a lot of my personal life away, so I think that is yet to come.’

Laughing about a potential follow up to Face It, she joked: ‘If anyone is interested… Then I’ll get to it!’

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