In the memoir Loving Amy by Amy's mom Janis Winehouse, there's a lot of speculation about her health prior to becoming famous. While it's no secret Winehouse was a bit of a wild child and drug abuser while growing up in England, Janis theorizes there was more to her daughter's larger than life personality.
According to J.W., Amy could have suffered from Tourettes Syndrome. The mom explained:
"She could well have been almost Tourette's, where she would just shout things out. We just do not know."
Hmm, how interesting. It's unfortunate we'll never know the full truth about Winehouse's alleged condition.
Despite A.W.'s vocal and physical tics, Janis couldn't say better things about her daughter as a creative person.
The momma gushed: