Amy Winehouse Drinks Because She's Bored

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Hey, don't we all? Janis Winehouse says her songbird daughter has turned to booze to "overcome the boredom of being away from her friends" while in St. Lucia.

Never mind that Amy seems to make plenty of friends in St. Lucia, or that she could easily return to the UK at any time, since she has no job. But whatever.

Earlier this month, Winehouse shocked fans (but not us, in the least) with an erratic performance at a jazz festival on the Caribbean island and was hospitalized.

Dehydration, a.k.a. an epic bender, had taken its toll.

Perhaps all Amy needs is some familiar faces around to make her relax ... just not Blake Fielder-Civil, of course. Janis Winehouse told Closer magazine:

"Two of her closest friends are going over to try to calm her down a bit. I think it will make a big difference because in the past few weeks she's bored."

Lucid Wino

A surprisingly lucid Amy Winehouse and her mum, Janis.

"Amy knows her drinking caused the [disastrous performance]. Of course her band is frustrated, but even they can't stop her," the elder Wino said.

Amy's dad, Mitch Winehouse, has supported the Grammy-winning singer throughout her addiction problems but Janis says he is "now having time out from her."

"He hasn't cut her off," she said. "But he's taken a step back."

Last week Amy pulled out of a gig to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Island Records - forcing about the 482nd apology from her management.

However, Janis remains confident that her daughter will beat the booze.

She said: "It's just another one of Amy's addictions getting the better of her. It is just another demon she has to beat. She came off drugs on her own so I know she'll stop drinking. It has to be her decision though, no one else can stop her."

Never mind that she "came off drugs" by becoming a full-blown alcoholic and pothead. A parent can convince herself of just about anything, it seems.


Amy Winehouse Biography

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Amy Winehouse is talented British singer and train wreck. This R&B / soul crooner, who's perhaps best known for her songs "Rehab" and... More »
Southgate, London, England
Full Name
Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Quotes

Gorgeous as f-ck. You seen him before?

Amy Winehouse [on how Blake Fielder-Civil is doing in jail]

I want at least five kids. I want twins. Blake is gonna be the most amazing dad.

Amy Winehouse