Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Amy Winehouse's father speaks up

By Beth Hilton

Amy Winehouse's dad has claimed that she only used cannabis before marrying Blake Fielder-Civil.

Mitch Winehouse claimed that his daughter used to object to the idea of hard drugs, but insisted that he does not blame her husband for her actions.

He told ITV1's This Morning: "It's apparent in her music that she's smoked dope for quite a while, probably from the age of 16 or 17, perhaps even earlier. She was a complete opponent of hard drugs - in fact, she got up and said she couldn't understand why people in the music industry took hard drugs and that changed about six months ago when she got married to Blake."

But he added: "And I'm not saying it's Blake's fault, what I'm saying is Amy's responsible for her own actions. However, it's a fact that the hard drugs coincided with their marriage."

He revealed that although Amy has cut down on her drinking, she is still battling bulimia and drug addiction, saying: "The other problem is the bulimia which is still apparent, although she's put on about a stone in weight, but it's still affecting her health. And there are problems with substance abuse as well. But it's not as bad as has been reported."

He said: "We do think, where is it going to end up? And we don't know. But as I've said before, at the moment she decides that enough is enough, all the help that she needs will be in place."

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