Amy Winehouse 'killing' parents
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 June 2009
'Rehab' singer Amy Winehouse's parents have spoken out about their efforts to "rescue" her from her alcohol addiction
Amy Winehouse's alcohol addiction is "killing" her parents.
Mitch and Janis Winehouse are desperate to "rescue" their 25-year-old daughter, who they claim is in "denial" about her substance abuse problem.
In an interview with ITV News due to screen in the UK tonight (17.06.09), Mitch said: "I need my daughter to be a whole person again.
"I tried it all - I said, 'Amy you've got to do this, you've got to go to this doctor, you've got to do this, you've got to do that, you're killing me, you're killing your mum.' None of it worked."
Janis added: "The need to rescue her is enormous. I just want her to be OK and I would do whatever it took to make that right.
"Amy is in denial all the time. She probably feels trapped. But I know with addiction you do not have the choice because the substance itself directs you.
"I want to say to her, 'Amy, what are you doing? Don't you know what you're doing?' But by then she has got herself on to it to help her get through and I understand that."
Mitch goes on to blame the 'Rehab' singer's estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil for all her problems.
He explained: "The option of them being together is too horrible to contemplate. They are going to get divorced and who knows what's going to happen down the line.
"Amy and Blake have decided that they want to get on with their lives separately, and if they get back together again in the future and they're both clean and they still love each other, that's up to them."
The interview - taken from a forthcoming film by Daphne Barak - is also said to include "revelations" about Amy's time on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, and exclusive footage of her trying to play bongos while intoxicated.