In an interview with PEOPLE, Janis Winehouse-Collins reflects on her daughter’s whirlwind life and also suggests that the star singer may have suffered from Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes physical and vocal tics.
Janis shared: “She could well have been almost Tourette’s, where she would just shout things out,” says Janis, 60. “We just do not know.”
Janis has written a new memoir titled Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story. It tells the tale of living with Amy before she fell victim to drugs and alcohol addiction.
Amy died from alcohol poisoning in 2011. She was 27-years old.
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Amy Winehouse: 14 Lesser-Known Facts About Her Life Through Photos
1. A baby-faced Amy Winehouse in 2003.Source:Getty 1 of 14
2. Amy Winehouse at the shortlist announcement for the BRIT Awards 2004.Source:Getty 2 of 14
3. Amy at the 'Nationwide Mercury Music Prize' 2004.Source:Getty 3 of 14
4. Amy Winehouse and Russell Brand at the Q Awards 2006.Source:Getty 4 of 14
5. Amy performs at Joe's Pub in NYC in 2006.Source:Getty 5 of 14
6. Amy after receiving the Pop Award for 'Back to Black' at the South Bank Show Awards 2007.Source:Getty 6 of 14
7. Amy performs on stage at the BRIT Awards 2007.Source:Getty 7 of 14
8. Amy and Blake Fielder-Civil at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007.Source:Getty 8 of 14
9. Amy performs for the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony via video link in 2008.Source:Getty 9 of 14
10. Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson perform at the BRIT Awards 2008.Source:Getty 10 of 14
11. Amy Winehouse with her father Mitch Winehouse in 2008.Source:Getty 11 of 14
12. Amy having a night out in Camden in 2009.Source:Getty 12 of 14
13. Amy makes a surprise appearance with Mark Ronson in 2010.Source:Getty 13 of 14
14. Amy's last performance in 2011.Source:Getty 14 of 14
Amy Winehouse’s Mother Says The Star May Have Had Tourette Syndrome was originally published on globalgrind.com