Amy Winehouse ‘ s father invites Paul McCartney for suggesting that it helped him with the rescue of his daughter and of her battle against substance abuse.
Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, has called Beatles legend Paul McCartney for his claim that he saved his daughter from her tragic death.
On Friday, on what would have been his daughter’s 35th birthday, the father of the British singer appeared on ITV’s “Loose Women” and revealed that he was shocked to read that McCartney regrets not be able to help Winehouse fight her addiction.
“What would he have done? It is up to the person in recovery, and they have to want to get help. It is all about the person who is dealing with her addiction, ” Mitch said of McCartney’s comments. “We have gone through the pain and the hurt and it is still painful and our way to go is to help young people.”
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In an interview with GQ, the “Let it be” singer recalled the time that he met Winehouse in 2008, three years before the death, and said that he was aware that the young star “had a problem,” but regretted not to say or do anything to help her.
“I knew that she had a problem, but in the end I just say hello, she said hi, but then I thought that I really should have just run after her — ‘Hey, Amy, listen, you’re really good, I really hope you…’ — and say something that broke through the despair. And she would remember and think, ‘Oh yes, I’m good, I have a life to lead.’ But you always have that small regret.”
Winehouse’s father also clarified on the talk to show that, although his daughter struggled with drugs, she did not die from an overdose.
“What people don’t realize about Amy is she was off drugs for three years. Many people think that she died of a drug overdose, right? Well, she didn’t, she was off drugs for three years. Some people say, “Well, what’s the difference?” She died of alcohol poisoning.”
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Mitch added that, in spite of what people claim to know about his daughter, the struggle, the blues singer was also working on her sobriety, but in the last two days of her life she heavily abused alcohol.
“In the last year-and-a-half of her life there were large periods where they do not drink. The last six weeks of her life, five weeks and five nights she didn’t drink,” he said. “And the last two days, she drank a lot and that is what the cause of the alcohol poisoning. She goes with her addictions, she was actively working with her addictions. They move into sobriety.”
Winehouse’s father, with a statue of the singer in England.
Mitch, who recently completed the Amy Winehouse Foundation helps young people who are struggling with alcohol and drug abuse, appeared in the morning show interview that his daughter’s spirit often visits him and is with him “all the time.”
“She comes to me a lot and my mom and dad do. It is not a shock, because it’s not shocking… It’s a wonderful feeling to know that someone is there,” he explained. “I say to Amy, ‘Don’t wake me up in the middle of the night, please.” It is a little bit frightening, because it looks like an electrical impulse in my body.'”
Winehouse’s father told him that his family has an intimate dinner in honor of his daughter’s 35th birthday.
Mitch said, “I don’t distinguish Amy as an adult and Amy as a child.”
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