Friday, August 10, 2007
Amy Winehouse Goes To Rehab
Amy Winehouse has checked herself into rehab following a suspected drugs overdose. The singer was treated in hospital after collapsing on Wednesday. She is seeking help at The Priory in Roehampton after her shocking drink and drugs lifestyle finally took its toll. Amy is understood to be in a private wing of the hospital today, surrounded by her family and friends. Famous for the line "They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no", has always maintained she would never seek professional help for her excessive boozing and reported drug taking. But friends pleaded with her after the suspected overdose this week, saying, "you will die if you don't get help". Amy's husband, Blake Fielder- Civil, and her parents Mitchell and Janis, who separated when she was nine, are understood to be with her and a security guard is posted outside, checking people as they go in and out. Today it was claimed that Amy had been on a three-day drugs bender before her collapse. A friend claims: "She looked like a zombie — white as a sheet and trembling. And I'll never forget her eyes. They were dead, like a shark. Even Amy says she will be dead within one year." The star began the bender on Monday after landing at Heathrow from a music festival in Chicago. She headed straight for the Robert Inn in Hounslow where she knocked back vodka with her husband. Later that evening Amy and Fielder-Civil went onto a favourite haunt, the Hawley Arms in Camden. The binge continued into Tuesday and at 1am on Wednesday Amy collapsed at the reception of London's University College Hospital. Her record company said at the time that she was suffering from "nervous exhaustion".