Jewish Journal


June 20, 2011

Dear Amy Winehouse, So Sorry but It’s Back to Rehab for You



Life is just no fun at all for Amy Winehouse. The Grammy winning singer can’t seem to get a grip on her addictions. And this weekend, in Belgrade, her problems spilled out onto the stage for the world to see. Not that we hadn’t already seen it all. But I am sure we hoped that she had been getting the help she needed. Clearly that was not the case. According to reports, she was an hour late, forgot her lyrics, mumbled, stumbled, and was generally a complete mess. You can check it out, it’s all over YouTube. But you won’t laugh. This is too desperately pathetic to be even remotely funny.

Look here Amy. Whatever is troubling you, it’s time to really address it. You’ve been to rehab now, many times, but you’ve got to really want to change for the treatments to work. Others have made it back from the most depraved of addictions. Think: Russell Brand or Tatum O’Neal. You need to reckon with yourself, with life, and yes, with death. You need to want to live. You need to care enough. You need to give up the career for now, and to stay in rehab for as long as it takes.

They tried to make me go to rehab, I said, “No, no, no”
Yes, I’ve been black but when I come back you’ll know, know, know
I ain’t got the time and if my daddy thinks I’m fine
He’s tried to make me go to rehab, I won’t go, go, go…

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