Winehouse not using drugs, claims mother

July 31st, 2008 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Amy Winehouse

London, July 30 (IANS) Troubled British Singer Amy Winehouse’s mother Janis is adamant that her daughter is no longer using drugs. Winheouse was hospitalised earlier this week after suffering a reaction to medication while at her north London home. Her father Mitch claimed that her drink had been spiked with ecstasy by one of her friends, reports

But her mother claims that the hospital visit was a matter of human error.

“The truth is that Amy ended up in hospital this week because she mixed up the medication she is taking to help her come off drugs. She took the wrong tablet,” she informed the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Janis further said that Winehouse’s recent diagnosis with a lung disease has encouraged her to steer clear of recreational drugs.

“I really don’t think she’s using (drugs) now. Being diagnosed with the early stage of emphysema was a real jolt to her. It was a bit of a wake-up call,” she added.

Winehouse was discharged Tuesday morning after receiving treatment. She spent the night at the University College hospital after an ambulance was called at her home Monday night.

Her spokesman Chris Goodman added that the star suffered a reaction to medication while at home but was now in good spirits after spending a “comfortable night” in the hospital.

“She had a bit of a scare because of a reaction to treatment,” Goodman said.

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