In a story that could have been accurately printed any morning for the past two years, Amy Winehouse’s father is terrified she will die from addiction to alcohol.
Mitch Winehouse, who has a close relationship with his troubled daughter, has already seen the singer hospitalized about 390 times thanks to her drug habit.
Reports say she has been trying to kick hard core narcotics in favor of weed and booze, but that's creating a new slew of issues as far as Mitch is concerned.
"After she almost died twice from drug problems, to see her walking, smiling - she has progressed so much," the elder Winehouse said. “But now, if it's alcohol instead of hard drugs - I don't think I can go through it again. I've distanced myself.
"Whatever happens, happens. It's her life. It's her career. It's her decision."
Mitch Winehouse with embattled, drug-addled daughter Amy.
Mitch is currently staying with Amy on the island of St. Lucia as she battles personal woes and writes her eagerly-anticipated third album. If her recent concert disaster is any indicator, don't look for that album in record stores anytime soon.
He accepts that he "has no influence over her life" and recalled: "She said to me, 'Dad thank you for pulling me out of drugs', and I said to her, 'But you are the one who decided to pull out. You can do it again and stop drinking’.”
Not so sure about that, given what we've seen of her lately, but here's hoping. Click to enlarge some recent Amy Winehouse pictures ...