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My daughter needs rescuing': Amy Winehouse's mother says the singer is in denial


By Lizzie Smith

Last updated at 10:59 AM on 17th June 2009



Amy Winehouse's concerned mother has opened up about her daughter's battle with addiction - saying she is in denial and needs to be rescued.


Janis Winehouse spoke out as new TV footage showed the former drug addict drunkenly trying to play the drums in the St Lucia villa where she is holed up.

'The need to rescue her is enormous,' Mrs Winehouse said. 'I just want her to be okay and I would do whatever it took to make that right.

article-0-055E5101000005DC-245_468x464.jpg In Denial: The mother of Amy Winehouse, in St Lucia yesterday, says her daughter 'needs rescuing' from her addictions



'Amy is in denial all the time. She probably feels trapped, her body is trapping her.


'But I know with addiction you do not have the choice because the substance itself directs you.'







Her comments, screened as part of an ITV documentary, came as the skinny 25-year-old was pictured walking along the beach in the Caribbean today.

She has been living there at her record company's expense since visiting on holiday last December.


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New lifestyle: Amy has replaced drugs with drink during her long stay on the Caribbean island of St Lucia



Her mother continued: 'I want to say to her - "Amy, what are you doing? Don't you know what you're doing?" But she by then has got herself on to it to help her get through, and I understand that.'

The Back to Black singer's father Mitch also spoke to interviewer Daphne Barak: 'I need my daughter to be a whole person again.

'I tried it all - I said: "Amy you've got to do this, you've got to go to this doctor, you've got to do this, you've got to do that, you're killing me, you're killing your mum."

'None of it worked.'



article-0-055E4EC3000005DC-556_468x477.jpg Skinny: Amy's tanned back reveals her slender frame in her sports wear



He said his daughter was on a drug replacement programme but drinking heavily.

'For the last six months there's been a remarkable recovery,' he said.

'A gradual recovery, which is good. With slight backward steps - not drug backward steps, more drink backward steps if you follow my drift.

'I think that will be the pattern of recovery.'



article-0-055E3EDC000005DC-676_468x487.jpg Worries: Amy's parents Mitch and Janis expressed their concerns about their daughter in a TV interview


On last night's show Mr Winehouse also blamed his daughter's estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil for fuelling her drug habit.

'The option of them being together is too horrible to contemplate,' he said.

'They are going to get divorced and who knows what's going to happen down the line.

'Amy and Blake have decided that they want to get on with their lives separately, and if they get back together again in the future and they're both clean and they still love each other, that's up to them.'



article-0-055E3F42000005DC-536_468x369.jpg Struggle: New TV footage shows Amy trying to play the drums while seemingly under the influence of alcohol

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