In Amy Winehouse: The Untold Story, Amy's friends speaks out
Amy Winehouse once fell into a state of paralysis after a drinking bender, it’s been claimed.
The singer’s hard partying lifestyle was so intense in the year before her death that, according to pals, it actually left her paralysed, apparently suffering locked-in syndrome.
In a new book about the late star, one friend tells how Amy fell unconscious after an intense drinking session.
Those around her thought she was out for the count, but as her terrified pals debated calling an ambulance she could hear every word.
The friend says: ‘She was paralysed. She couldn’t open her eyes, move or speak but she later told us she could hear everything we were saying.
‘She was locked inside herself – it was as if she was brain-dead for a few minutes.’
Now got an exclusive first look at Amy Winehouse: The Untold Story, filled with tragic and moving moments in the singer’s life.
Amy‘s friend Alex Fodden speaks for the first time about Amy‘s downfall, including a drugs overdose in 2008 – while her parents were unveiling a waxwork of her at Madame Tussauds.
But the starkest revelation comes from a close friend who wished to remain anonymous.
She claims Amy started to go off the rails aged 10 as she struggled with her parents’ break-up.
‘Music saved Amy‘s life,’ she admits. ‘Without it, she might have been dead 17 years earlier.’
The friend also claims that Amy was slashing her arms and wrists with compasses, razor blades and shards of glass at just 10 years old.
But worse was to come.
She reveals: ‘One day I found Amy clutching her stomach in agony, foaming at the mouth.
‘It was the most terrifying thing I’d ever seen.
‘She’d overdosed on pills because she didn’t want to live.’
Amy‘s family haven’t been involved in the book and are devastated by some claims.
Read more about Amy Winehouse in Now magazine dated 20 May 2013 – out now!