Amy’s mum Janis has revealed that she believes her daughter could have been suffering from Tourette’s Syndrome, because of her tendency to blurt out random and confusing words.
In a new memoir ‘Loving Amy, A Mother’s Story’, Janis says: “She could well have been almost Tourette’s, where she would just shout things out. We just do not know.
“She was so gifted, living in a world where she just wasn’t average, where she didn’t quite fit in. But it was a great life lived”, Janis scribes in the publication, featured by People magazine.
Father Mitch and mum Janis join their hugely successful daughter for a family photo
The Back to Black singer was plagued by drug addiction
The 58-year-old talks in detail about her concerns for the Back to Black star, which started when her daughter was a teen.
In another extract from the memoir, published by Thomas Dunne, Janis says: “She was a singer, a superstar, an addict and a young woman who hurtled towards an untimely death.
“To me, though, she is simply Amy. She was my daughter and my friend, and she will be with me forever.”
Last year Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, embarked on a press trail to rubbish the Winehouse documentary Amy, directed by BAFTA winner Asif Kapadia – of Senna fame.
The film, which is an Oscar nomination contender, grossed £3.44 million and is the second biggest documentary ever at the UK box office, behind Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.