Amy Winehouse: “I haven’t used drugs in almost three years”


Those words actually came out of Amy Winehouse’s mouth: “I’m much healthier now… I haven’t used drugs in almost three years.” So what of all the dirty ballerina slippers of doom and all of the cat-scratch fever? You mean she wasn’t on drugs?!? Actually, I’m almost positive that Amy is BFFs with Jack Daniels and Jose Cuervo. But maybe she is off the crack. Amy gave this interview to Glamour UK (excerpted in People) where she describes her drug-free existence, and explains how it’s all for her new clothing line. That’s right. Have you ever wanted to dress like Amy? No? Too bad.

As she prepares to show off her new range of clothing designed for British sportswear firm Fred Perry, Amy Winehouse says she’s been drug-free for three years and is in a better place.

“I’m much healthier now,” she tells the U.K. edition of Glamour in its November issue. “I used to use drugs and I haven’t used drugs in almost three years. I literally woke up one day and was like, ‘I don’t want to do this any more.’”

While her private life around her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil was in such turmoil, she says she focused on her fashion line.

“I went through a lot of trouble with my ex-husband, so I had such a long time to think about the collection.”

The divorced singer has drawn on her own tastes to design the chic line—and she models it for singer-turned-photographer Bryan Adams in the magazine.

“I like ’40s and ’50s stuff. I played Rizzo in Grease when I was a kid at school, and I’ve always worn bowling shirts and things like classic trenchcoats.”

The collection starts at a size six (U.K.) because she wanted to be able to wear them.

“When I started eating right, I lost quite a lot of weight,” she explains. “Everyone thinks it was because of my lifestyle. It was because my eating habits got a lot better and I came to my natural weight. I’m not really skinny but I’m tiny and I couldn’t really get anything because they didn’t do a size six.”

[From People]

I can’t really hate on her for starting a clothing line, everybody is doing it these days. I would have paid good money to see Amy at the meetings with the designers and buyers, though. Can you imagine how much fun Amy is at business meetings?

By the way, the photo below is of a sober Winehouse a few days ago… look at that coat! If that coat is part of her line, then things are looking up.



Assorted Winehouse photos from the past few months. Credit: WENN.

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  1. December says:

    Really, no drugs for three years? Then why’s my crack dealer always out of crack when I go to buy some?

    Oh well, when Amy is sober and actually gives a crap, she can look really pretty.

  2. Diane says:

    Sure Amy, whatever you say.

  3. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Yeah RRIIIIIGGGHHHTTT.. Sorry Amy, not buying it!

    And I am also not buying your clothes.

  4. Po says:

    “Then why’s my crack dealer always out of crack when I go to buy some?”, That was hilarious December but let’s get serious for a second here.
    Don’t you hate it when these celebrities say things that we as adults who have seen addicts before know is not true. They talk to us like we’re all complete idiots. I’d prefer her not to say anything at all and just show us she is not on crack by not wearing dirt clothes on top of a dirty body with dirty hair. Ok, I’m done ranting.

  5. hatsumomo says:

    Damn, she looks so good now! If only it could continue….

  6. LindyLou says:

    No drugs for 3 years? Really Amy?

    I worry because even though she’s wearing the nice coat, she still has the pink ballerina slippers. That’s like a warning beacon.

  7. TaylorB says:

    “I haven’t used drugs in almost three years…”

    Hey now, let’s not be so harsh on her, she was probably just too stoned to remember using the drugs.

  8. brin says:

    Maybe it just feels like three years.

  9. photo jojo says:

    LOL @ Brin!

  10. wunderkindt says:

    Ballerina slippers are the limitus test for sobriety.

    I’ll believe she’s drug-free only when the slippers dissappear!

  11. Xx says:

    I wish she would straighten out her act once and for all because she is so talented and even now has potential to be a truely legendary artist.

  12. Crash2GO2 says:

    Pfft! Alcohol is a drug.

  13. Novaraen says:

    She was drugging it up in St.Lucia or wherever she was a year or so ago. 3 years is hardly believable.

  14. serena says:

    Oh finally a good make up!
    And I love that coat!
    She is improving, way to go Amy!

  15. hellen says:

    Everything is cancelled out by those ballet slippers. Nope, not buying it.

  16. buenavissta says:

    Exactly my thought, Crash.

  17. sharylmj says:

    she didn’t say she was sober, just healthier. Good for her.. she looks really good in the new pictures. I hope she stays that way.. such a talented girl.

  18. Moreaces says:


  19. anoneemouse says:

    And if you believe this story, I have a part of the Brooklyn Bridge I can sell you too.

  20. Tia C says:

    LOL, that’s highly comical!

    Having said that, she does look surprisingly good in those bottom pix. She cleans up well.

  21. Liana says:

    It’s three years in crack years… which is really a week and a half in real time.

  22. Carrie says:

    I don’t buy that she’s been sober for 3 years, but in the most recent photos of her (in that great black trench) she looks sober. That is probably the healthiest she has looked since before she became famous. And apparently she performed that night as well, and wasn’t horrible.

    So maybe she’s pulling herself together.

  23. Hautie says:

    Without all the eyeliner she looks sane. And young.

    I am still curious about her voice. With all the crack smoking she was involved with… did it destroy her voice?

    Sadly Whitney Houston has destroyed hers, that’s for sure.

  24. BethL says:

    If the last 3 years is Amy sober, it’s scary to think what she’s like off the wagon.

  25. Bronson says:

    amy might have a wacky fashion sense the way she pairs pieces, but i love her clothes. i love british fashion. ive invested many pay checks into my large wardrobe of mod labels such as ben sherman, fred perry and merc. i have been looking forward to her collection all year and started putting money away months ago so i can actually afford a few pieces which i know will sell out quickly.

  26. Twez says:

    She is so thin that it looks like you can actually see the end of her femur poking out her skin when she tries to pop her “ass” out. That being said, I would enjoy a new album if you’re so sober, Amy.

  27. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I doubt it’s been three years, but things have been quieter from her and you can’t deny she’s looking much better these days. It’s no fun watching people slowly kill themselves. I still think she’s got more vodka in her than Moscow, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

  28. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Liana: – “It’s three years in crack years… which is really a week and a half in real time.”


  29. Mingo says:

    Denial. It ain’t just a river in Egypt honey.

  30. Titan says:

    Nope, that’s a typo people! What she ACTUALLY said was “I haven’t used drugs in almost 3 days”

  31. baum says:

    She’s looking better and I hope it works out because I love her voice and want her to succeed

  32. BB says:

    Have people here ever lived with a non-functioning alcoholic? There is not much difference between that and drugs…

  33. gobo says:

    what happened to the everpresent the eyeliner? She looks good.

  34. animac says:

    so she’s like that sober?!?!

  35. gg says:

    Even more unbelievable – “When I started eating right, I lost quite a lot of weight,” she explains. “Everyone thinks it was because of my lifestyle. It was because my eating habits got a lot better and I came to my natural weight. I’m not really skinny …”

    holy bulls4it, batman. Eating habits got BETTER? Amy, you clearly stopped eating from depression. It’s called anorexia. You were NORMAL before, hello. You need to get back to that weight.

  36. truthzbetta says:

    They call her Wino for a reason.

    My guess is she doesn’t know alcohol counts.

    Also, still with the beehive? Makes me regret dissing Lady Gag’s quick and constant change routine.