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:
“I think that she was a special-needs kid in that she was so intelligent. She was so gifted, living in a world where she just wasn’t average, where she didn’t quite fit in. But it was a great life lived.”
Aw. It’s so clear Mrs. Winehouse greatly admired her daughter as did so much of the world.
Hopefully 2016 is a great year for Janis and the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Judging by the post (below)!, we think the mom is off to a good start!