Amy Winehouse's drug vow
Mar 27, 2008, 11:30 GMT
A file photograph showing British soul singer Amy Winehouse arriving for the 2007 Brit Awards. WHAT A difference a year makes EPA/DANIEL DEME
Amy Winehouse has vowed to quit drugs following the sudden death of singer Corinne Bailey Rae's husband.
The troubled 'Rehab' singer has been shocked into seeking help after her saxophonist friend Jason Rae - who was once a backing musician for Amy with his band The Haggis Horns - was discovered dead from a suspected drugs overdose on Saturday (22.03.08).
A friend told Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "Amy sacked Jason because he was so out of it and now it's her own life that has spun out of control.
"The scenario is no different. Amy takes the same substances with which Jason plied himself. She says she can't believe this happened and that she is still alive - and she can't let this be her future.
"She sees it as a wake-up call that she must stop."
Amy has been in and out of rehab over the past eight months. Her most recent stint was a two-week stay at London's Capio Nightingale Hospital earlier this year.
Yesterday (26.03.08), Amy visited husband Blake Fielder-Civil - who is incarcerated at London's Pentonville Prison awaiting trial on charges of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and perverting the course of justice - looking worryingly thin with nasty sores on her face and cuts on her arms.
Amy's spokesperson insists Amy is suffering from the bacterial skin infection impetigo.
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