Amy Winehouse’s Record Label and Fans Urge Singer to Seek Help After New Crack-Cocaine Video

R&B singer Amy Winhouse’s fans are urging the troubled British star to seek help after a video was released online of her allegedly smoking crack cocaine. Her label Island Records also issued a short statement saying it would support her. “We are deeply disappointed and upset by these latest revelations and are doing everything we can to offer Amy our full support in dealing with her problems,” a spokesman said. He made no further comment. Winehouse, 24, has won critical and commercial success with her distinctive voice and hit album “Back to Black,” and earned six Grammy nominations for the awards ceremony next month. But her troubled personal life has dominated the headlines, most recently in the Sun tabloid on Tuesday which ran a picture on its front page of Winehouse apparently taking crack cocaine. “Nosedive to Oblivion” was how the Sun described the alleged drugs binge that is said to have occurred at just after 5 a.m. on Friday. Hours later Winehouse attended court to support her husband Blake Fielder-Civil who is fighting charges related to a pub brawl. Sporting her new blonde hairstyle, a disheveled-looking Winehouse yelled: “Love you handsome, gorgeous one” as the judge discussed legal matters with lawyers, reports the Associated Press. Fans urged Winehouse, whose hits include the song “Rehab,” to seek help. “Amy please get help,” wrote fan Jessica on Winehouse’s home page on social networking Web site MySpace. “After seeing the vid of u taking crack I just cried. I think we all new that u have a problem but always hoped the media were blowing it out of proportion, it would be such a waste for everyone if you were lost to this evil.”


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