Winehouse fears she’ll join ‘27 Club’
LONDON: Troubled singer Amy Winehouse is terrified she will join the ‘27 Club’ — the tragic group of rock stars who died in their prime.
Winehouse has fought a battle against drink and drug addictions and last month spent time in hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to medication and her former personal assistant Alex Haines has lifted the lid on her fears insisting the singer is obsessed with her own mortality.
Contactmusic.com reports that Haines estimates that the star spent up to $5,000 (£3,500) a week feeding her drug habit.
“It was my job to look after her. But it was impossible. I thought she wouldn’t survive the year with all the drugs and self-harming. Cutting herself was her favourite pastime... She’d keep taking drugs until she passed out. I reckon she spent £3,500 a week on them,” he said.
Haines is also adamant Winehouse has a fear she will die at the age of 27, joining other legendary rock stars including The Doors frontman Jim Morrison, The Rolling Stones star Brian Jones, and Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain.
“She reckoned she would join the 27 Club of rock stars who died at that age. She told me, ‘I have a feeling I’m gonna die young’,” he added.