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Amy Winehouse's Mum Claims Her Daughter May Have Had Tourette's

Rebecca Haslam | PopWrapped Author

Rebecca Haslam

01/11/2016 4:39 am
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Amy Winehouse's Mum Claims Her Daughter May Have Had Tourette's | Amy Winehouse
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She was never one for keeping her outspoken, often foul-mouthed opinions to herself, but the mum of late, great singer Amy Winehouse believes her daughter may have suffered from Tourette's Syndrome.

Tourette's is a neuological disorder which causes those affected by it to suffer from physical and vocal tics, many of which can be sweary and even sometimes offensive to others.

Speaking to People magazine, Janis Winehouse-Collins said:

"She could well have been almost Tourette's, where she would just shout things out. We just do not know."

She went on to add:

"I think that she was a special-needs kid in that she was so intelligent. 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."

The claim comes as the award winning film about the star, Amy, was screened on UK television for the first time last night.

Amy died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 aged 27 and her death sent shock-waves around the world. Four months later, a new album titled Lioness, which featured previously unheard demo material was released, becoming an instant hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

Janis also expressed her belief that her daughter would, despite the success of her posthumous album, have been somewhat unhappy about it being released as:

"Amy was very fussy about what she did. Oh so precious. If she did something, she'd say 'No, that is not right.' You would say 'That is OK.' And she would say 'No, it's not.' And that was Amy."

While Janis and the world continue to mourn the loss of one the greatest musical talents, Amy's albums, notably the Grammy winning Back To Black, continue to stand as a testament to a career that will, through her millions of fans, continue to live on for many years to come.

What do you think about Amy's mum's claim? Do you think Amy had Tourette's?  Comment below and let us know!


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