Amy Winehouse drug video under police investigation
Video footage of Amy Winehouse appearing to smoking crack cocaine could be investigated by police.
The shocking footage, which was released by The Sun newspaper on its website yesterday, shows the troubled singer apparently inhaling crack fumes, along with ecstasy and cocaine, and admitting to having taken six Valium pills.
As the star made a brief visit to a London rehabilitation clinic yesterday evening, a spokesman for Scotland Yard revealed: ‘Officers will be viewing the footage when we receive it from the media.
‘We will then assess the footage to ascertain whether any action needs to be taken.
‘As always we thank the media for their co-operation.’
A scheduled appearance at next month’s Grammys now looks increasingly unlikely with even the president of her record label, Nick Gatfield, admitting: ‘It may be time to draw a line under it all and move on.’
Amy’s long-suffering father, Mitch who accompanied his daughter to her rehab appointment told reporters: ‘Your video of Amy taking drugs may well be the best thing that has ever happened to her.
‘It’s nothing short of devastating – thinking she wants to destroy herself.
‘For all the hurt and pain, it may finally be the thing to focus her mind and convince her to get the help she needs to quit for good.’
However, her mother, Janis, was more reluctant to talk about the film, saying: ‘I don’t want to know about it – I can’t look.’