Debbie Harry health: Blondie singer on past heroin use to cope with depression

Harry’s life has been characterised by both success and dreadful lows. She started Blondie at 29, the band which rocketed her public profile after hits such as Sunday Girl, Heart of Glass, and Atomic.

But she has also been raped at knifepoint in Manhatten, says Ted Bundy tried to abduct her and her real mother, was stalked by her ex-boyfriend, was denied by her real mother, and used heroin to quell her negative emotions.

In her memoir Face It, she revealed she used heroin to “blank out parts of my life” or when she was “dealing with some depression.” But she isn’t vague about these worst “parts” of her life.

Harry is open about the key events in her life, such as when she was raped while at Blondie co-founder Chris Steins apartment in the mid-1970s.

Harry, who was adopted at the age of four, also revealed “her deep-rooted fear of abandonment” that was caused by the rejection of her real mother. The star hired a private investigator to track her down, only to receive a difficult rejection.


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