First it was the drug and alcohol addiction. Then came the rehabilitation stints and the announcement that she is in the beginning stages of emphysema. Now her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, has been sentenced to a 27-month jail term for beating up a bar owner and then offering him $400,000 bribe not to tell.
It seems as if Amy Winehouse’s life is nothing but a series of tragedies.
Sure, Winehouse probably didn’t have anything to do with Fielder-Civil’s actions, but with the way things are going, she seems to be headed for an early grave.
The pressures of being a Grammy Award winner, I’m sure, is only adding fuel to the self-destructive fire.
In some ways, she’s like the late Janis Joplin, a brilliant artist who eventually lost her battle with fame.
Is there anyway out of the pit for Winehouse, or is she destined to become another pop-culture statistic?
I feel sad for her.