Amy 'Fears Early Death'

29 Dec 2008

Singer is obsessed with her own mortality

Troubled singer AMY WINEHOUSE is terrified she will join the "27 Club" - the tragic group of rock stars who died in their prime.

The Rehab hitmaker has fought a public battle against drink and drug addictions and last month spent time in hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to medication.

Now a former aide to the 25-year-old has lifted the lid on her fears - insisting the singer is obsessed with her own mortality.

Alex Haines, Winehouse's former personal assistant, also estimates the star spent up to $5,000 a week feeding her drug habit.

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 pounds a week on them."

And Haines is 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'."