Winehouse in-law voices concerns for singer

  • 29 August 2007

Amy Winehouse has hit the headlines again, after her father-in-law made a radio appearance calling for a boycott of the singer’s music in a bid to force her and her husband to stop using drugs.

Talking to BBC Radio Five, Giles Fielder-Civil - whose son Blake married Winehouse in May - said he feared the young couple were heading for a tragic end. “It seems to be accepted that rich rock stars take drugs. But rich rock stars who take drugs die,” he commented.

Fielder-Civil, who believes the couple had been taking cocaine, crack cocaine and possibly heroin, said the record company would only take notice of the Back to Black singer’s behaviour if her records were not selling.

However in a separate interview the singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, said a boycott would make no difference.

“It won’t send a message to Amy at all,” he said.

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