Singer Amy Winehouse arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, in this June 3, 2007, file photo.
(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
Winehouse’s potent blend of blues, jazz, pop and soul has won praise from critics and fans, but her chaotic personal life has increasingly upstaged her music.
Concerned family members regularly beg Winehouse to seek help in letters splashed across the pages of British tabloid newspapers and magazines.
Last month, The Sun newspaper ran still images from a video that it claimed showed Winehouse inhaling fumes from a small pipe. The images were said to have been filmed during a party at her home.
Shortly thereafter, Winehouse entered a London rehabilitation center, and has been questioned by police.
More Rehab Report
The Washington Post
Friday, February 8, 2008; 12:44 AMRehab: Not just for Amy Winehouse! Suddenly, there is a slew of boldface names checking in: Kirsten DunstFor what: Too much bubbly? After hitting the Sundance Film Festival party circuit, Dunst, 25, checked into rehab this week, reports People magazine. Dubbed “Kirsten Drunkst” by the tabloids, she told Jay Leno in 2005 she stocks up on Veuve Cliquot champagne at Costco and “I have lots of alcohol and no food in my fridge. . . . Maybe in a few months you will see me in a rehab clinic.”Eva Mendes For what: Rep’s not saying.Before temporarily checking out Wednesday, Mendes spent several weeks in a Utah center without reporters knowing she was there. The 33-year-old actress decided to “proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support,” her rep told People. Delta Burke For what: Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding (!)Burke, 51, checked into a psychiatric hospital last week to sort out her meds. “They just weren’t working,” she said in a phone interview posted on TMZ.com. And her pack-rat problem? “OK, have you seen those shows where they don’t find the body for days, and they go in to clean up, and it’s stacks of newspapers up to the ceiling? That’s hoarding, and I hate it.”