Amy Winehouse's 'terrifying' overdose
Aug 13, 2007, 11:00 GMT
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Amy Winehouse says her drugs overdose was "terrifying".
The 'Rehab' singer, who had been on a three-day binge before she was hospitalized last week, admits she was "out of control" and needs to get help.
Amy told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "It was just crazy - one of the most terrifying moments of my life. I don't know how to explain what happened. I don't really know myself. I can't remember what I looked like. I couldn't recognize myself. I was terrified.
"I was so out of control. It just happened. It shocked me. I'm sorry - I just don't know what got into me. I never want to feel that way again. I've scared myself this time. I was all over the place. I know things have got to change. I need to sort myself out."
Amy, who had to cancel an appearance with the Rolling Stones in Germany tonight (13.08.07), is determined to get back to work as soon as possible.
She said: "I'm fine. I'll be back at work soon. I have to. I'm fine, honest."
Meanwhile, Amy insists her father, not rehab, will help her beat her drugs problem.
The 23-year-old star said: "He sorts me out. When I get self-destructive I just need to spend time with my dad. Rehab is a cop-out."
The singer - who was given an emergency adrenaline shot and had her stomach pumped at London's University College Hospital - was ordered to an "emergency summit" by her worried parents, Mitch and Janis, after being released from hospital last Wednesday evening (08.08.07).
Amy's husband Blake Fielder-Civil and his parents also attended the meeting, but talks turned violent when Mitch lost his temper and grabbed Blake's father by the throat.
Mitch was left fuming when Blake's parents insisted he wasn't to blame for Amy's wild behavior.
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