Amy Winehouse gives first interview on drug addiction

Amy Winehouse speaks out on 'shame' of drug addiction

AMY WINEHOUSE HAS given her first interview about her drug overdose and the ‘shame’ at the moment she thought a concoction of cocaine and ecstasy had killed her.

The 24-year-old singer praised husband Blake Fielder-Civil whom she says saved her life by rushing her to hospital after she collapsed in August.

Winehouse spoke to German magazine Stern saying: ‘I really thought I was on the way out. My husband Blake saved my life. Often I don’t know what I do, then the next day the memory returns. And then I am engulfed in shame.’

The troubled star also discussed her battle with depression, which she had suffered since the age of 16. ‘I saw a picture of myself when I came out of the hospital. I didn’t recognise myself,’ admitted Winehouse. ‘Since I was 16, I’ve felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression.’

The interview follows the singer’s recent arrest in Norway for possession of cannabis. Winehouse and her husband spent the night in a cell before being released with a £350 fine.

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