Amy Winehouse leaves hospital after “medication mix-up”

Every so often you read a story and you just want to shout, “How dumb do you think I am?” Amy Winehouse’s PR team seems to think they can get away with telling us that the woman who’s got to be the world’s most famous drug addict was hospitalized last night for a mere accidental mix-up with her medications. I have no idea what kind of policies British hospitals tend to have about privacy, but the hospital Amy was admitted to is going along with the medication mix-up story. I just don’t buy it.

Amy Winehouse has been discharged from the hospital 12 hours after she was rushed to an emergency room, PEOPLE has confirmed. “Amy is fine and she is on her way home,” says her U.K. rep, Chris Goodman.

Winehouse, 24, was taken by ambulance from her home in north London to the University College Hospital on Monday night after suffering what was believed to be a seizure. Wrapped in a red blanket, she was taken to the vehicle in a wheelchair while her dad Mitch looked on.

The setback was part of her struggle to get clean, the rep insists… “She was taking a new [medication] as part of her anti-drug treatment program,” says Goodman. “And it was an adverse reaction to that new drug. You have to try different things but unfortunately this was not the right one.”

…Almost exactly a year ago, Winehouse was treated at the University College Hospital for “exhaustion.” Her father later revealed she had overdosed and need her stomach pumped.

[From People]

If PR reps were honest, I’d consider the possibility that this might be true. But last year’s exhaustion turned out to really be an overdose and severe problems are always played off as not that big a deal, it’s hard to believe something so minor really went down. That said, Amy was released rather quickly, but I’m assuming it’s into the hands of other doctors. One would hope.

Amy had her most chaotic weekend in recent memory just a few days ago, and was photographed with obvious crack pipe burns. She’s been acting like a nut – even for her, the behavior has been totally wacky. I can’t imagine how she’s going to live another year. She passed most people’s rock bottom a long time ago, and it’s a miracle she’s still alive.

Here’s Amy on May 19th with a small spot of blood on her vest, as well as fresh cut marks on her arm, and sores on her hands. Sadly she looks a lot better like this than in pictures from the past two weeks. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Jaundice Machine says:

    Did she snort instead of shoot? Or shoot instead of smoke? Or smoke instead of snort? . . .

    I love the bitch, but that’s really the only plausible explanation I can think of when I read the words, “Amy Winehouse” and “adverse reaction to a new drug” in the same sentence.

  2. candyass says:

    Well prescription drugs aren’t meant to be taken with street drugs, so it is possible the two did not mix well.

  3. Mary Ann says:

    I wonder if the medication in question was disulfiram (aka Antabuse)? There are some pretty serious effects, up to and including convulsions and death, if you drink while taking it, which is why it is prescribed to alcoholics to help them avoid alcohol.

  4. Crux the Magic Dragon says:

    Amy’s PR are agents of Satan. Besides, she’s contracted for 3 more concerts, they’ll say she got stung by bees and had a reaction.

  5. Julia says:

    Well considering that alcoholics, especially bad ones who have been known to ignore treatment and flout rehabilitation, have a physical addiction to alcohol, it seems like a really bad idea to (if this is true) give a drug to an alcoholic that can cause convulsions and death when combined with alcohol.

    I know this makes me a bad person, but I sort of laughed when I read that she’d been hospitalized for a “medication mix-up”. I’d buy this if by “medication” they mean “hard drugs” and by “mix-up” they mean “were consumed in massive quantities”.

  6. vdantev says:

    Got her black tar heroin mixed up with her crack cocaine again ? Hate it when that happens.

  7. xiaoecho says:

    vdantev…….your obsessive hatred of Amy stuns me.
    I’m shocked. Absolutely shocked to the core

  8. Alexis says:

    She has the most resiliant skin of anyone on this planet! I mean really! Can we do a comparason photo of two days ago and today? How the hell is she doing that??!!

  9. vdantev says:

    You see, Xiao, my posts are at least sarcastically humorous, not line after line of obsessive minutiae and hateful invective- like yours.

    Get your facts straight before I take a walk on you.

  10. xiaoecho says:

    I think someones a little bit obsessed with xiaoecho aren’t they?

    Why else would you continually try and bait me and feel the need to endlessly point out your supposed superiority to me EVERY SINGLE DAY on thread after thread

    give it up, you’re making a fool of yourself

  11. lulu says:

    wow, vdantev, you beat me to it. i thought the mix-up was with her coke and heroin also.

  12. steph says:

    To anyone whose interested, there are far more effective drugs for alcoholism than Antabuse. There is Campral which helps with alcohol cravings taken in pill form. There is also Vivitrol that helps prevent frequency of drinking and blackouts taken once a month in shot form…I don’t think Antabuse is used much anymore.

  13. Codzilla says:

    She looks so fresh-faced and happy. Like a ray of fucking light, that one.

  14. Nan says:

    I’ve learned here. Yes, X is totally stalker worthy. Why is she suprised? Her personality is so worthy. I’m sure this is not her first time. I’ve been stalked in real life & on the net. Weird thing is, on the net, it has always been women…before I even had a MySpace or Facebook. Had to make them private cause of the women stalkers.

  15. Jaundice Machine says:

    You know she pulled a Mrs. Mia Wallace.

  16. paris herpes says:

    The mix-up is called a speedball! I wonder, if she scratches herself to hide the heroin needle scars?

  17. cat says:

    There is a drug-suboxone–used to treat opiate addiction but if you have opiates in your system when you take it it’s like drinking alcohol on antabuse–it happened to me–serious dope/sickness immediately–twitching, shitting, shaking, high anxiety–it was super embarrassing going to the ER and having everyone think like you guys–mean spirited judgemental people thinking I had od’d. I cannot imagine having to do it in front of millions of people and all of their opinions. God Bless this Girlllll.

  18. lady garden says:

    Cat-well done for coming through it-Amy -i can’t see it so much

  19. gg says:

    I see she’s still mending her bras with a safety pin. I guess she doesn’t get out much during the day to go shopping. And I guess Marks wouldn’t exactly let her in anyway looking like that.

  20. Keese my cakes says:

    I thought it couldn’t be possible but she looks even more tore up!

  21. Jaundice Machine says:

    Thanks for the insight, Cat.
    I’m sorry if my making light of Miss Winehouse offended you – I can appreciate how difficult it is to overcome a powerful addiction, and how easy it is to regress to using again. I want Amy to sober up or scale it back as much as the next guy, but her plight reminds me of someone I used to love and his constant game of “shoots and ladders” with opiate use. My snark is only because I give a damn, not to pass judgment.

  22. Vdantev says:

    Xiao did fart forth with:give it up, you’re making a fool of yourself

    and I know how you hate competition in your only area of expertise.

    Oh and all the celebrities you hate are famous just to piss you off- just so you know.

  23. Ray says:

    I wanted to comment and thank the author, good stuff