Amy Winehouse always said she would never seek treatment for her drugging and boozing - and even went so far as to write a song asserting this. Now, in the wake of a drug overdose which ended with her in the hospital, Winehouse has changed her tune and checked herself into rehab.
The Daily Mail reports that Winehouse has entered The Priory in Roehampton, and is currently holed up in a secure wing of the facility with family and friends around her. The rehab decision was arrived at, say sources, after Amy was begged by her friends to get cleaned up.
The three days prior to Amy's collapse were apparently wild ones. The pivotal bender began when Amy returned to London from a trip to the U.S. - she and husband Blake Civil-Fielder reportedly hit the Robert Inn in Houndslow first, knocking back vodka, then moved the party to the Hawley Arms in Camden. After three days and God knows how much booze and drugs, Amy's body finally gave in, and she collapsed in the reception area of London's University College Hospital. Said a friend of Amy's condition:
She looked like a zombie — white as a sheet and trembling. And I'll never forget her eyes. They were dead, like a shark. Even Amy says she will be dead within one year.
One wonders, if Amy expects to be dead within a year, why she would bother checking into rehab. I mean, considering the expense of rehab. Seems like kind of a waste of money. But, maybe this will straighten her out. Then she can have a triumphant comeback, and write a new song about how awesome rehab is and how great it feels to be sober. Or maybe she could just fulfill her destiny by dumping her husband and marrying Pete Doherty. God - what a couple those two would make.