Amy Winehouse is apparently some celebrity singer or sumpin'. Whatever. And it's not like I read the Daily Mail online on a regular basis. But I'm bopping around Google and I see this "is fame making this young woman go off the deep end?" story about how addicted to exercise Amy Winehouse is:
The source said: "She has experimented with new piercings, hairstyles and even make-up but the single biggest thing that makes Amy feel better about herself is going to the gym.
"For the past 18 months she has been going to her local women's-only gym, for a two hour session, every single day. She is neurotic about it, completely obsessed.
"Amy will do a full cardio, fat-burning workout followed by lots of repetitions, on a relatively light load, on the weights machines. As her body has become transformed, the more weight she's lost, and the more obsessed she has become."
Miss Winehouse's new size 6 physique - down from a well-proportioned 14 - is largely the result of a daily exercise programme carried out at the Fitness First women's only gym in north London's Chalk Farm.
After an initial free consultation with a personal trainer, the singer - whose debut album, Frank, sold over 250,000 copies and won the 2004 Mercury Prize - has amazed staff with her dedication.
So I looked at the pictures above which YES, ACCOMPANIED THIS STORY and thought, "Oh geez, if I just worked out enough I could look like a total heroin addict."
Whoops. Didn't take much more googling to find this:
Last week, Amy was hospitalised after going on a 3 day bender that included heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, ketamine [horse tranquilizer] and [Jack Daniels]...
Only 2 days after her collapse though, Amy was caught smoking heroin with a friend. ...Amy and her husband Blake Civil-Fielder agreed to get help for their heroin and cocaine addictions. The hard-partying couple flew to the US for intensive detox and counseling treatment. The couple are sharing a room, and have agreed to have their mobile phones confiscated so that they can concentrate on conquering their addictions.
Okay, I'm stating the obvious problem in the media when WOMEN and yes it's usually WOMEN celebrities are obviously destroying themselves with drugs and alcohol and the media pats them on the back for "working out" and "getting slender." Sends a horrible message to young women and, well, you get it.
And don't get me started on how giving up their cell phones means they're serious about rehab.