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Elton John Inspired Debbie Harry to Get on Charity Action

March 19, 2011 (4:22 am) GMT
The 65-year-old rockstar admits she was inspired by Sir Elton John to use fame to highlight a tireless work of charity for HIV/AIDS.

Punk icon was inspired to throw herself into charity work after she saw Sir using his fame to highlight good causes. The singer performed alongside Richard Ashcroft and at an all-star gig at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo in January to help U.K. charity Killing Cancer. And she now puts philanthropy at the top of her list of priorities after witnessing Sir Elton's tireless work for HIV and AIDS projects.

Harry tells Britain's The Sun, "These things are important to my life now. I have the privilege of being able to get involved, so I do. I applaud people like Elton John, who have used their position to do so much good. I could really feel his power and see how effective it was in helping to highlight causes like HIV/AIDS and I thought I should get up off my fat a** and do something too."

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