Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Amy Winehouse Overdosed On Pills At Age 10

There is a new book about Amy Winehouse that is probably not going to make her family very happy. Blake Fielder Civil has always said he was the person who introduced Amy Winehouse to drugs. This new book, Amy Winehouse - The Untold Story says that shortly after her parents separated at the age of 9, she began doing drugs and at age 10 overdosed on pills and was found by a friend who thought Amy was going to die when she found Amy on the floor foaming at the mouth. This was not the first suicide attempt for Amy. Apparently she had been trying to slash her wrists for several months.  She survived and went on to start smoking pot the same year and never stopped using drugs. The excerpts I have read have been really depressing, and I'm not sure it is how I want to think of Amy.

21 comments:

Pogue Mahone said...

So tragic and sad.Poor Amy.

ethorne said...

So she's this generation's Drew Barrymore with an unhappy ending.

LottaColada said...

You never know ethorne. You never know.

Bacon Ranch said...

You would rather remember her OD'ing at 27?

Sounds like she had problems even before she was 10.

Michael said...

I thought Blake said he introduced her to heroin not simply drugs.

Tyger Lilly said...

Bacon Ranch hit the nail on the head - how is learning about her early drug use any more depressing than her winding up dead at the height of her career @ 27yrs old?

And I haven't heard too much about Blake since her death, so I'm sure he will be publicly disputing this story so that he can get a little more fame/drug money. What else does he have if not the reputation for causing her demise?

Nutty_Flavor said...

I have not read the book, but some of the accounts have said she had an ambition to die young and be thought of as a legend. I believe Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis expressed a similar thoughts, but this is the first time I have heard of it coming from a female.

phoenix said...

Wow Tyger.. kinda harsh. Blake became a press pariah after admitting responsibility for Amy's addiction. He was busted for burglarizing a home to obtain drug money and was sent to prison where he remained when Amy overdosed.

I'm glad this new information has surfaced. It makes a lot more sense than her meeting Blake and essentially changing into an entirely person practically overnight.

texas rose said...

Where in the fuck were her parents. I have much less sympathy for them now. If she was messed up it sounds like it is the parents fault if reports are true about this.

texas rose said...

I don't want ot hear any whining about divorce ect. AT 10 years old it is all parents responsibility.

La Descarada said...

Oh Amy....

SecretTorture said...

Poor Amy. I think she just wanted to feel really and truly loved. I remember in an interview her brother had said when she was still a teen he would find her passed out on the kitchen floor (where the lyric in Rehab came from) and he would literally step over her and go about his business. Basically ignoring her because to him that was just Amy. Her family should have gotten her help long long before she entered show business.

Jenn said...

I'm sorry, but no one introduces you to drugs. She could have said no, I have said no many times to hard drugs. And my dad was a nasty alcoholic while I was growing up, I was a bit lost for many years. Girl had problems beyond that.

YoMismo-RememberKermitGosnell said...

An overdose at 10 has to be about one pill, right? How the hell did she get the pill(s)? When I was ten, I found really hard to get a simple cigarrette.

Remember: Say NO to drugs, it is possible if you want, you can finish like AH or even worse, LiLo.

Count Jerkula said...

This is what I tried to explain to people who were up in arms about a Medicinal Pot farm being put into my town. Most likely your kids "gateway drug" isn't going to be a doobie stolen from a pot farm, it is going to be the last 3 vicodin you have left over from a toothache, or some of your xanax, or the oxies your taking for back pain.

When I was in High School, everyone was weed, blow and LSD. Now it is all prescription pills and some progress to smack.

Ms Cool said...

My little boy turns 10 this month and still believes in Santa. I find this all so hard to comprehend.

msgirl said...

Yeah who says this book is true?

RowdyRodimus said...

@CountJerkula (Who is less of a Jerk than he wants to let on from reading all of his comments, but you know, characters) So true. People just want a reason to get rid of things they don't like any way they can and the easiest way is to tie it into something worse.

They're doing the same thing with something as innocent a video games by calling them "Murder Simulators" and saying they are used to train people to kill.

Hell, it's like the 80's and they wanted people to believe that listening to Ozzy Osborne would lead kids to murder their families for Satan.

Krissie said...

Amy's parents always struck me as enablers. They've always blamed everyone but Amy for her addictions. Obviously, she was troubled right from the start, and it sounds like they refused to see it.

Tyger Lilly said...

Ms Cool - I have a 9-yr-old, and if your son is in school with other kids he knows the truth. I know my daughter knows but she "plays the game" because if still believing gets you tons of presents they're going to do what they have to. I would do it too if it meant someone would buy me lots of presents too!

Ms Cool said...

@Tyger Lilly - My son is in school. He is starting to wonder but his heart wants to really believe. I volunteer at school and a lot of kids in his grade still discuss Santa in a very real sense. I was surprised.

The bottom line, my son's innocence is so sweet compared to Amy Winehouse starting drugs at the same age.