Rabu, 30 Januari 2008

Amy Winehouse reportedly doing well in rehab

Amy Winehouse is reportedly doing surprisingly well in rehab. After months of crazed and public drunkenness and drug use, Amy finally went to rehab – most likely at the insistence of her record label. Even though an addict generally needs to hit rock bottom and really want to go to rehab and make a change (and a record label forcing you to go isn’t quite the same thing) it appears that Amy is actually doing well in rehab. Of course these reports are coming from The Sun, so take them with a massive grain of salt. But The Sun generally likes to report negative stories – so if they’re saying someone is doing well, I’m a little more inclined to believe there’s some truth to it.

The Back To Black star spent her fourth day in rehab yesterday, where she is delighting doctors with her progress. Especially because she hasn’t even tried to do a runner. For the first time it actually looks like Amy is making an effort to sort herself out. A relieved close family friend said last night: “Although Amy is still taking each day at a time she has done the hardest thing in the world by going into rehab. She has been ill and is withdrawing but at least she is sticking with it as she detoxes. With her family’s support we are hopeful that there is finally light at the end of the tunnel as she weans herself off drugs. She will stay in rehab for as long as it takes even if it is three or four weeks. Nobody is saying it will be easy, but things are looking good at the moment and doctors are encouraged.”

[From the Sun]

Amy’s loser jailbird husband Blake Fielder-Civil supposedly told Amy to quit smoking crack or she’d be dead within three months. This of course comes not directly for Blake’s mouth, but from his mother Georgette Civil. She has always claimed Amy is the whole problem and to blame for all of her son’s issues, even though by pretty much everyone else’s account the reverse is true. Georgette told News of the World that Blake said, “I'm so relieved she [Amy] has finally taken my advice after I begged her to go into rehab.” Yeah right. Funny Blake would beg her to go, considering the first time she went to rehab this summer Blake insisted on coming along, and quickly talked Amy into leaving after he found out that couple’s rehab isn’t so fun. Georgette clearly can’t stand that the entire UK seems to hate her son. But she’d do herself a lot more good by keeping her mouth shut, instead of giving such ridiculously fabricated quotes to the press.

The Sun speculates that once Amy hears about Blake’s supposed “quotes,” she may not pay for his lawyers in his upcoming trial. Wouldn’t that be tragic if he ended up languishing in jail? If Amy takes rehab seriously and gets Blake out of her life, she could really be poised for a comeback. And she’d have some pretty interesting stuff to sing about.

Picture note by Jaybird: Amy Winehouse and her dad Mitch arrive at a clinic in Marylebone, northwest London on January 22nd. Images thanks to WENN.

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