Amy Winehouse - Amy Winehouse Embarked On Ill-fated Tour To Overcome Troubles26 June 2012
Amy Winehouse Embarked On Ill-fated Tour To Overcome Troubles
The Back to Black hitmaker, who had a well-publicised battle with drug addiction, scheduled a 12-date European trek which kicked off last June (11), a month before her passing - but the shows were scrapped after a disastrous first gig in Belgrade, Serbia.
Winehouse joined her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield onstage in London just days before she was found dead on 23 July (12) after a booze binge - and her dad Mitch reveals his daughter focused on performing in a bid to overcome her personal demons.
He tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "The whole thing is, she wanted to work. She felt that work was her salvation at that time. She felt that by working, she was distracted. She'd rehearse and she'd be out on the road with her friends and there was nobody there who would countenance any kind of class A drug-taking.
"Her friends used to phone me up, screaming at me: 'Why are you letting her go onstage?' But this is after me speaking to the doctors and them saying: 'It's a good thing for her to get onstage, she's got something to focus on, she's got something to look forward to.'
"I mean, the bottom line is that it was her choice and whatever decisions I made are irrelevant. I never made the decisions. She made them. The only decision we made was to pull the tours."
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