The squalid, drug-ravaged life of Amy Winehouse is being exposed like never before by Alex Haines, a guitarist she worked with and lover she took up with over the past year or so while her junkie husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was rotting away in jail.
This is merely the short version, but it will give you some idea of what Alex Haines saw. He recently told the News of the World how the singer:
... was a secret bulimic, living on McDonalds and up to 10 Crunchie bars at a time. She even used his toothbrush to make herself boot afterwards.
... smoked crack for breakfast from pipes she made out of drinks bottles as she blew £3,500 a week on drugs in her darkest hours.
... had to have heroin and crack pipes near her or she freaked out.
... was so desperate for every last bit she even frantically scraped the crack residue out with a screwdriver so it wouldn’t be wasted.
... realizes her number is almost up. Amy Winehouse, 25, "reckoned she would join the 27 club of rock stars who died at that age,” reveals Alex Haines. “She told me, ‘I have a feeling I am gonna die young’.”
... used to boink him a lot. “It was like having my own little porn star. Amy was so dirty, she wanted sex all the time. We did it 4-5 times a day and she’d even wake me up for it. She was addicted to sex like she was to drugs.”
... talked about Blake after. Even after Alex Haines hit that, “She would go on about Blake and her being together forever straight after we made love. I sat there in disbelief. We had few bust-ups over it.”
... once did a line of coke that was 20 centimeters long.
... liked pain, finding that "cutting herself was her favorite pastime.”
... became violent when she mixed drugs with alcohol: “When she drank with the drugs, she showed her worst side. She liked vodka with supermarket tropical juice. Her behavior became manic. She would cut herself or attack others.”
... first hurt herself after exposing her own affair to her jailed spouse: “The first time I saw her do it was after she told [Blake Fielder-Civil] we’d had a fling. She cut herself with scissors from shoulder to wrist.”