Blondie star Deborah Harry has admitted having injections of cells taken from black sheep embryos in an attempt to maintain her looks. The 62-year-old singer says she had the jabs, known as fresh cell replacement, three decades ago and also underwent controversial human growth hormone (HGH) treatment. Ms Harry told how she opted for the cell therapy after reading a magazine article about a clinic in Montreux, Switzerland, that carried out the procedure. She said: "I think I was maybe 32. I thought, 'Wow, this is so logical.' You have fresh cells. They made injections from the embryos of black sheep.
"They would take from different organs – from the liver, from the glands, from the bone – and they would make up these injections. There were 11 injections, and I thought it was marvellous." Ms Harry became famous for the bottle-blonde hair that gave her band their name. They were one of the iconic groups of the punk era in the late Seventies with hits including Atomic, Heart Of Glass and Rapture. She turned to human growth hormone therapy after one cycle of fresh cell replacement treatment. The singer, who admits she has also had plastic surgery, said: "I found a doctor who was doing HGH for people with Alzheimer's. It is a little different than the fresh cells but the same kind of thinking. "I thought, 'I've got to follow through on this,' and so I experimented." Ms Harry said the surgery she had undergone on her face had been "essential", adding: "It makes you feel better and look better. I will probably continue to do that." Her revelations come in an interview with top US journalist Daphne Barak, to be screened on CBS television in America next week. She tells Ms Barak that she still injects herself with small HGH shots when she is under stress. Anti-ageing expert Dr Daniel Sister warned that both fresh cell replacement and HGH treatment had not been clinically proven. "Lots of people swear by the treatments, but the whole classical medical community is against it," he said. Fears of Mad Cow Disease had stopped the use of cell therapy, while HGH treatment was "very dangerous" and might speed the growth of cancer, the doctor warned.