Amy Winehouse's retail therapy
Jan 6, 2010, 6:02 GMT
Amy Winehouse is addicted to shopping.
The troubled 'Back to Black' singer - who has rekindled her romance with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil - has delighted her family by finally quitting drugs but is still causing them concern by obsessively indulging in her new hobbies, which also include exercise.
Her father Mitch Winehouse revealed: "Amy quit the drugs in her own way. In August 2008 she said to me, 'Dad, I don't want to do this any more.' And she hasn't. I'm more proud of her for that than her music - she's done it all by herself. But she's not out of the woods yet.
"She's a recovering addict and other problems have developed. Shopping is a problem - she'll go into Agent Provocateur and spend £3,000 on underwear in one go.
"She works out for three to four hours a day in the gym."
Mitch also admitted he is worried about Amy's alcohol consumption, but doesn't think he can get her to cut down.
He added to Closer magazine: "Amy's still drinking. Not to excess, but she drinks perhaps more than she should. The ideal situation is that she steers clear of alcohol, but she's 26 and she wants to be with people and have a drink."