I wouldn't trust anything The News of the World printed. Period.
By Douglas Wight & Gemma Calvert
POP wildcat Amy Winehouse has lifted the lid on her overdose and told the News of the World: "It was one of the most terrifying moments of my life."
And we can reveal, as the troubled star spoke of her ordeal for the first time, her dad grabbed her father-in-law by the THROAT at a family gathering set up to tackle her problems.
Amy is in hiding with husband Blake Fielder-Civil and both sets of parents at a five-star, £250-a-night hotel after last week's hospital drama, when she slipped into a coma following a three-day drugs bender.
Sitting alone at breakfast yesterday Amy told us: "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.Sorry
"I can't remember what I looked like. I couldn't recognise myself. It was terrifying—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."
Wearing black shorts and a T-shirt and without her trademark beehive hairdo or black make-up, Amy, 23, said: "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 have to sort myself out."
Picking at a croissant, the painfully skinny star then put on a brave face and said: "I'm fine. I'll be back at work on Monday. I'm fine, honest."
Tomorrow the singer, who won Best British Female at the Brit Awards this year, is due to be supporting the Rolling Stones in Germany.
When told her legion of fans were worried about her, she looked stunned and said: "Are they? God, I'm OK. Really. I will be back to work on Monday. I have to."
Amy's life was saved by Blake, 25—who rushed her to London's University College Hospital A&E at 1am on Wednesday morning. There Amy was given an adrenaline shot.
The young star, whose string of hits include Rehab and You Know I'm No Good, had smoked heroin, snorted cocaine, taken ecstasy pills and horse tranquilliser ketamine—washed down with whisky and vodka—during the London pub crawl that led to her collapse.
After her discharge from hospital on Wednesday night, she and Blake were ordered to the Four Seasons Hotel in Hook, Hants, by her parents Mitch and Janis.
They were joined by Blake's mum and dad, Georgette and Giles and, on Friday night Amy's worried parents called an emergency summit of family and friends over dinner in the hotel's bistro—without Amy, who was kept in her suite.
But yesterday the talks erupted into WAR—and Mitch had to be pulled off Blake's dad.
At one point, he grabbed Blake's father by the throat and accused him of burying his head in the sand by insisting Amy was responsible for her own downfall.
Amy was left screaming for him to let go, as they grappled on the patio.
The feud began when Blake's parents insisted he was blameless. A family friend told the News of the World: "Mitch has become increasingly angry that Blake's mum and dad don't seem to accept he has a problem. They blame everything on Amy.
"Mitch couldn't hold his tongue and leaned close to Blake's dad to tell him what he thought. That's when it all kicked off. Blake's dad started saying, ‘Get out of my face.'"
The source continued: "He accused Mitch of trying to bully them. Then he started abusing Amy, saying some really nasty things.
"Mitch just flipped, got up, grabbed him by the throat and wouldn't let go.
"It was total chaos. Everyone was shouting, trying to get them apart. Amy was there, looking very ill, and she was shouting at her dad, ‘Let him go, get off him.' It was unbelievable."
The source went on: "You have to feel for Mitch. He's doing everything he can for his daughter. He wants her and Blake to get the treatment they need together, and thinks they need family support."
Blake, who describes himself as a music video assistant, has previously joked about smoking crack. He also idolises junkie Pete Doherty, who is writing songs with Amy.
But Mitch and Janis are worried about Amy's friendship with Doherty, as well as her relationship with wayward Blake.
A source said: "Amy's parents have known for years about her problems.
"They never accepted them, but they hoped it was something she'd grow out of.
"What happened this week was the final straw. They needed to see her on their own terms to try and get their daughter back.
"They don't trust Blake to keep her free of drugs so they are watching her while she goes through a cold-turkey detox.
"She is already looking better, and talking it out with her dad has helped her focus on what's important and what she wants from life."Scars
Contrary to reports, Amy has NOT been to rehab since her overdose.
The source said: "They're still trying to find her a place. The doctors are with her and they're doing a whole load of tests.
"Then they are hoping to get her a place somewhere, and put her back on track."
Amy previously sparked fears she was coming off the rails when we revealed that she and Blake were self-harming together.
Pals told how the pair, who first met at a pub in Camden, north London, egged each other on and revelled in the scars they cut in their arms.
They even sported his 'n' hers slashes just a month after getting married. Amy has also admitted to cocaine and cannabis use in the past—and told friends she fears she will die young. But a pal said: "She's got to snap out of it. She's fatalistic and always has been but she has got to realise she's in control of her own destiny."
News Of the World - Online Edition
I wouldn't trust anything The News of the World printed. Period.
That husband seems pretty dodgy to me.
The husband doesn't seem like a good person to have around if you want to get clean.
at least she changed her shorts.
Had enough ... frail star storms out of hotel breakfast
By VICTORIA NEWTON
August 13, 2007
FRAIL AMY WINEHOUSE is insisting she needs her DAD, not doctors, to get her off drugs.
Tough-talking ... Mitch
makes point at family summit
The Rehab singer — who collapsed from an overdose last week — said of taxi driver Mitch: “He sorts me out.
“When I get self-destructive I just need to spend time with my Dad.
"Rehab is a cop-out.”
Amy, 23, was rushed to hospital last Wednesday after taking a cocktail of heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, the horse tranquilliser ketamine and booze.
Rage ... Mitch, in foreground,
grabbed Blake's dad Giles
She spent the weekend at an emergency summit with her family, her new hubby BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL, 25, and his parents Giles and Georgette.
But the talks at a Hampshire hotel erupted into a bitter row.Mitch grabbed Giles by the throat after he suggested Amy was to blame for her own meltdown.
And Amy stormed out of breakfast at the £250-a-night Four Seasons Hotel, in Hook.
Last night Mitch — back home in Greenhithe, Kent — said: “I’m not going to say about what happened with Blake’s dad. This is a private family matter.”
Meltdown ... Amy with Blake
He insisted skeletal Amy, who also has an eating disorder, was recovering. Mitch said: “Amy’s going to be fine.
"She knows she’s been through a terrible ordeal and is now on the mend.”
He said the singer — who has had to pull out of the Rolling Stones’ tour at cost of £25,000- a-show — was keen to get back to work.
He said: “We have been encouraged, after the initial scare, that she is now getting better and going to be all right.”
Mitch has been in crisis talks with Amy’s manager, fearing the star could lose her US work visa if she is linked to drugs.
Last week her singer pal LILY ALLEN had her US visa cancelled over an earlier bust-up with a photographer — the latest British pop star to run into trouble because of past misdemeanours.
A close pal of Amy’s family said: “Amy cracked America with her Back to Black album but desperately needs to tour to keep her profile up. Mitch is desperately worried.”
The Sun Online - Bizarre: Amy: Dad will sort me out
her singer pal Lily Allen???
Why is that twat even mentioned in this article? Just because they're both british?
Hate to say it, but she'll never get sober as long as that leech of a husband of hers is around.
I see she's still wearing those nasty ass shoes.
Amy in rehab for heroin
EXCLUSIVE Amy admits coke and heroin addiction She strips to prove she's not injecting Couple fly to US for rehab together
By Tracey Kandhola 14/08/2007
Amy Winehouse (Getty Images)
Amy Winehouse and husband Blake Fielder-Civil agreed to go into drugs rehab after seeing their dads nearly come to blows, friends said last night. Amy was in tears after the row during a showdown with their families over their heroin and cocaine addiction. A source close to the family told the Mirror: "It broke Amy's heart to see her parents and in-laws fighting. "That was the point when she realised all the drink and drugs were causing huge problems for everybody."
The party-loving couple flew to the US for intensive counselling and detox treatment after also seeing a leading Harley Street doctor recommended by former wild child Kelly Osbourne. Jazz diva Amy's drink and drug problems came to a head on Wednesday when she collapsed following a three-day bender with 25-year-old Blake.
Amy, 23, was taken to hospital in the early hours after taking a cocktail of heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, the horse tranquilliser ketamine and booze. Later that day, she and Blake checked into a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hook, Hampshire. But on Friday night they were caught by her best friend Juliette Ashby smoking heroin in their £3,000-a-night hotel suite. Amy's taxi driver dad Mitch "flipped" when he heard - and next day they were joined by worried Mitch, wife Janis, Blake's stepfather Giles Fielder-Civil and mother Georgette.
During the row, Mitch grabbed Giles by the throat and "threatened to rip his head off". The source said: "It was only when Amy saw her family falling apart that she realised she had to do something. "She confessed that she and Blake had drug problems and had to have treatment together."
Mitch is also said to have demanded that Blake be fitted with an implant to curb his drug-taking. Blake refused but agreed to join Amy on a drug counselling and treatment programme.
The source went on: "They both admitted taking cocaine and heroin. But they denied they had been injecting heroin. "At one point, both Amy and Blake stripped off in front of Georgette to prove they had not been using needles. "But they now realise that if they don't get help now, they will both die young. This is their watershed, their wake-up call.
"Both families were terrified by the state Amy and Blake had got themselves in and decided enough was enough. It was the first time Blake also admitted he had a drug problem. "It was a brave step for both of them to agree to treatment and their families are very proud of them."
The source added: "They are both to blame. They are both as bad as each other. But at least they have admitted they have got a problem and are taking action to help each other." Before flying off on Saturday, Blake phoned his mother and said: "Please stop crying, everything will be OK."
Amy told her mother-in-law: "I'm so sorry. I love you. Please don't worry." Last night they were spending their third night at the clinic, where they are sharing a bedroom. They have agreed to have their mobile phones confiscated and to have no contact with the outside world. Amy has also agreed that her career must be put on hold, despite her desire to get back on the road and perform.
Heroin is a white powder made from the dried sap of opium poppies.
The opium poppy was cultivated in Mesopotamia as long ago as 3400 BC.
From 1898 to 1910 heroin was sold as a painkiller and a cough medicine for kids.
good to see someone's parent's step in for a change. it's like amy and blake are being bad toddlers or something lol. THEY WERE SENT TO THEIR ROOMS AND THEIR TOYS WERE TAKEN AWAY!
It's always the kis who can do no wrong in their parents's eyes who get into trouble eventually.
Vodka and buttfucking for all!
Hello mother fucker! when you ask a question read also the answer instead of asking another question on an answer who already contain the answer of your next question!
She's talented as hell. I hope she actually get's through rehab successfully instead of killing herself like Pete Doherty is.
I hope she pulls thru this...she's such a talent.
Mischief. Mayhem. Tattoos. Soap.
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