Amy Winehouse's Dad Faked Heart Attack to Get Her Off Drugs

July 30, 2009 By:
Amy Winehouse's Dad Faked Heart Attack to Get Her Off Drugs

Mitch Winehouse has just made a shocking new claim that he actually faked his heart attack last year. Why would a father do such a thing? To save his drug-addicted daughter, of course.

Mitch says that the pleading and begging for Amy Winehouse to stop using heroin didn’t work, so he took to a more desperate measure in order to try and save his daughter.

In a new interview with the Daily Mirror, Mitch recalls faking the entire incident as an attempt to get Amy’s attention once and for all.

He says, “I pretended I was seriously ill and even got our doctor to tell Amy that I was dying.”

“Once I even started screaming and said I was having a heart attack, but it didn’t work. Amy’s not stupid and she wanted to see my medical records proving I was actually ill.”

Can you imagine reacting in that manner? Either Mitch is a terrible actor, or Amy was so high that she didn’t realize the severity of a heart attack. Mitch says he had no choice, however, and was forced to try and help Amy as a last resort.

He says, “She was claustrophobic, agoraphobic. Phobic of everyone and everybody. People were even throwing drugs over the fence and up to her window for her.”

“Until we brought in our own security, we were finding it a difficult situation to resolve.”

Mitch says Amy is finally now on her road to recovery. He says her big setback was when Blake got out of rehab and went to Amy. But, Mitch says, her time spent in St. Lucia has been what’s helped the most. He says, “Since then she hasn’t looked back.”

As for Amy’s new addictions, Mitch says they’re much safer than her previous one. She now spends her time shopping and working out.

Mitch says: “She exercises for three hours a day and she’s become addicted to shopping – in particular splashing out on jewelry. She spent a small fortune on one ring, only to lose it.”

He says he’s still keeping an eye out for Amy to relapse, and admits she’s been drinking more than usual. He says, “Any of these addictions could become a problem, but drinking is the one we’re keeping an eye out for.”

But one thing is for sure—Amy is done with Blake for good. Mitch says, “She’s told me that to my face and she understands that their relationship was just based on drugs and nothing else.”

He also promises Amy’s fans that she’s finally on the right track. He says, “I just want all her fans to know that she’s back, drug free, and she will be making amazing music again, very soon.”

Good to finally hear it!