SINGER AMY WINEHOUSE FEARS EARLY DEATH
Rehab singer Amy Winehouse is terrified she will join the "27 Club" - the tragic group of rock stars who died in the prime of their life. The star has fought a public battle against drinking and drug addictions and last month, spent time in hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to prescription medication. Now a former aide to the 25-year-old has lifted the lid on her fears and is insisting the singer is obsessed with her own mortality. Alex Haines, Winehouse’s former personal assistant, also estimates the star allegedly spent up to $5,000 a week feeding her drug habits. He tells Britain’s News of the World, "It was my job to look after her. But it was impossible. I thought she wouldn’t survive the year with all the drugs and self-harming. Cutting herself was her favourite pastime… She’d keep taking drugs until she passed out. I reckon she spent £3,500 a week on them." And Haines is very adamant Winehouse has a fear she will die at the age of 27, joining other legendary rock stars including The Doors frontman Jim Morrison, the Rolling Stones star Brian Jones, and Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain. He adds: "She reckoned she would join the 27 Club of rock stars who died at that age. She told me, ‘I have a feeling I’m gonna die young’."