Amy Winehouse May Have Suffered From Tourette Syndrome

Amy Winehouse May Have Suffered From Tourette Syndrome

Five years ago, the English singing sensation, Amy Winehouse, died. Her mother, Janis Winehouse-Collins, is releasing her daughter’s story through her own point of view in a new memoir titled “Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story.”

Winehouse-Collins thinks that Amy might have died due to an undiagnosed case of Tourette Syndrome, according to People.

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The 60-year-old Winehouse-Collins ruminates about Amy’s childhood and remembers that as a child, she had been called “Hurricane Amy” as she had been wild.

Could Tourette Syndrome, a chronic neurological disorder leading to physical and vocal tics and outbursts have led to her death?

“She could well have been almost Tourette’s, where she would just shout things out,” Janis told People. “We just do not know.”

Amy’s breakout hit single “Rehab” in 2006 made her famous. However, she also became an addict to alcohol and drugs, even as she struggled with bulimia.

Accidental alcohol killed her on July 23, 2011, when she had been just 27.

One documentary that captured her troubled life was made by Asif Kapadia. He recorded her childhood and rise to fame in his 2015 movie, titled “Amy”.

“I honestly think 50 things killed her,” Kapadia told E! News  last year. “It’s no simple thing. It’s everything. It’s her situation at home. It’s her family, her relationships, it’s her boyfriend, it’s no self-esteem…not feeling enough love to love herself and to care about herself. Everything.”

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