Amy Winehouse: “I’ve been clean for three years”


Pop waster Amy Winehouse claims she hasn’t touched drugs in almost three years.

The Grammy winner’s crippling addiction to crack cocaine and heroin put her in hospital in 2007. But she insists she has now kicked the habit that threatened to destroy her career and life.

Although snaps of her slumped unconscious on a pub table following an all-night bender in August suggest she may still enjoy a drink or three. Amy, 27, said: “I’m much healthier now. I used to use drugs and I haven’t used drugs in almost three years. It’s not a hard thing. I literally woke up one day and was like, ‘I don’t want to do this any more’.”

Back to Black star Amy began abusing drugs in 2005 and went on to suffer mental health scares, self-harming and run-ins with the law. She cancelled several shows in 2007 after overdosing on heroin, cocaine and ecstasy – admitting later: “I really thought it was over for me.”

She was also captured smoking crack on video and snapped behaving manically on London streets. But she attempted to turn a corner in 2008 with a detox trip to the Caribbean. And now she says she’s finding better ways to fill her days – including designing clothes for Fred Perry.

The singer, rumoured to be back with film director Reg Traviss, even claims she’s considering starting a family.

She added: “I’m of the age when you start thinking about it. Although I’m not going to be getting pregnant in the next nine months!”

Thank fuck for that.


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