Amy Winehouse - addicted to drugs and sex

, 03 2009 @ 05:45
/ Gossip!


THE squalid drugs-ravaged life of Amy Winehouse is today exposed in graphic detail—by the lover she took to her bed while her junkie husband was in jail. Alex Haines tells how the singer 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. She was so desperate for every last bit she even frantically scraped the residue out with a SCREWDRIVER so it wouldnt be wasted.

He also reveals how the once painfully thin diva was a secret BULIMIC—living on McDonalds and up to 10 Crunchie bars at a time. She even used HIS TOOTHBRUSH to make herself THROW UP afterwards. And Alex, her former personal assistant, details their marathon romps while hubby Blake Fielder Civil was inside. He says: “It was like having my own little porn star. Amy was so dirty—she wanted sex all the time. We did it four or five times a day and shed even wake me up for it. She was addicted to sex like she was to drugs.”


Last week Amy—who recently completed a stint in rehab tackling her chronic drug addiction—was pictured looking remarkably fit and curvy as she relaxed on holiday on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. But Alex thought she would DIE from her demons at the height of their fling nine months ago. “I was my job to look after her. But it was impossible,” he says. “I thought she wouldnt survive the year with all the drugs and self-harming. Cutting herself was her favourite pastime.”

And even Amy, 25, was afraid her number was almost up. “She reckoned she would join the 27 club of rock stars who died at that age,” reveals Alex. “She told me, I have a feeling I am gonna die young.” Alex, 23, was sucked into Amys world of despair when she turned to him for comfort as her relationship with Fielder Civil disintegrated. It was then Alex saw the true depths of her drugs problem.

He recalls: “When Amy woke up the first thing shed ask was, Wheres my pipe?. She often made crack pipes by putting foil on top of plastic bottles and then burning the drug.

“While she got it going I made toast with butter and a cup of tea for her. It was her normal breakfast.

“When Amy ran out of the drug it she would cut the bottle in half and sit there on the floor completely wired, scraping the inside to get the residue with a screwdriver.

“She had to have a heroin and crack pipe near her or she freaked out. Shed keep taking drugs until she passed out. I reckon she spent 3,500 a week on them.”

Amys home in Camden, London, was a hub for drug-fuelled parties—with the singer always eager to impress her fellow addicts.

Alex recalls: “At one party Amy wanted to prove she was used to cocaine. So she did a line that was 20 CENTIMETRES LONG to show she was a big user.

“For such a small girl she had amazing drugs tolerance. It was scary what she could do.”

The singers life was further ravaged by a chronic eating disorder.

Alex explains: “Amy suffered from bulimia, which is why she looked so thin. She would have a massive McDonalds and then throw it all up in the bathroom. I found my toothbrush covered in sick, and asked her about it.

“She went really sheepish but told me she suffered from it for a long time. Several times I went into her bathroom and saw sick all over the sink.

“She lived off Crunchie bars—up to 10 at a time—packets of Haribo sweets and bottles of orange Lucozade Sport. Her heroin problems made her crave sugar.”

Budding guitarist Alex—who joined Amys team as a junior assistant manager in 2007—was seduced by the Brit Awards winner in a bedroom at music producer Mark Ronsons studio in Henley, Oxon, last March.

Amy had been working on her third album following Fielder Civils jailing for GBH and perverting the course of justice. Alex recalls: “It was 6am. I woke up looked around and there she was. She pounced on me. We made love. Afterwards I said, This is gonna make things difficult, but she replied, No its not.

“We became wrapped up in one another. When I stayed at hers I would be asleep downstairs and there would be this little girl on the bed crawling towards me waking me up for sex.” But Amy could never get Blake off her mind. “She would go on about him and her being together forever straight after we made love. I sat there in disbelief. We had few bust-ups over it.”


He says Amy became violent when she mixed drugs with alcohol. “When she drank with the drugs, she showed her worst side. She liked vodka with 99p supermarket tropical juice. Her behaviour became manic. She would cut herself or attack others. When she drank things got messy.”

He was shocked by her self-harming. “The first time I saw her do it was after she told Blake wed had a fling. She cut herself with scissors from shoulder to wrist.” Alex reveals how her spiralling problems cost her the chance to sing the theme tune to the new Bond film. He recalls: “Mark Ronson had prepared a backing track based on David Arnolds Quantum Of Solace score. But when Amy heard it, she said, I want a tune James Bond would dance to. That sounds like something f***ing James Bond gets into an elevator to.”

She was ditched from the project and the track, Another Way To Die, was sung by Jack White of The White Stripes and Alicia Keys.

Amy finally dumped Alex by phone on May 19. He says: “She thought Blake would be out in June and she couldnt cope with her own guilt,” says Alex, of Aylburton, Glos.

“She told me, Blake said we cant speak to each other any more. You know I love you to pieces but we cant see each other. Later she apologised for hurting me and told me she loved me. I didnt hear from her again.”

Now Alex—who left his job— hopes Amy will finally overcome her demons.

He says: “To me she wasnt a star, but a sweet girl with a few problems. She needed rehab—and its great to see her getting better.”

Fears she'll join 27 club

AMY is haunted by the 27 Club—an elite band of music stars who died in their prime. She told Alex she could “imagine being in that club”.

Among its members are Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.

They all died aged 27, many of them between 1969 and 1973 at the height of rock musics drink and drug experimentation.

The Doors frontman Morrison and Stones guitarist Jones died on the same date two years apart. Jones drowned in a swimming pool on July 3, 1969. Heart failure killed Morrison in a bath in Paris two years later.

Between their deaths, Hendrix choked on his vomit after taking an overdose of sleeping pills in September 1970. Singer Joplin passed away after overdosing on heroin a month later.

In April 1994, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at his home in Seattle. Greek Radio online