It has to be a horrible thing to watch your daughter fall into the depths of addiction.
Mitch Winehouse has written a memoir about Amy called Amy, My Daughter, and how he could never really get into Back In Black because of everything she was singing about.
It was about her ex, Fielder-Civil, whom Mitch blames for his daughter's descent into alcohol and drugs.
Here's what he said:
"Long before Amy was an addict, no one could tell her what to do. Once she became an addict, her stubbornness just got worse. There were times when she wanted to be clean, but the times when she didn't outnumbered them."
Most of the book is about the cycle of attempted recoveries and relapses that plagued her — mix that with some stage fright, and friends claiming she grew to dislike singing songs from Back In Black because it reminded her of her ex, and you've got the perfect situation for someone to drink before they go on.
Any way you look at it, it's sad.
We wish she had never had those struggles!
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