Now if you wondering what the hell is ‘J’ Club, well Amy joins the legends of Rock - Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, all of who died at the age of 27 because of Drug Abuse. Kurt Cobain and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones too died at the age of 27 and they too succumbed to drug abuse.
The police were called by an ambulance to Ms. Winehouse’s apartment in Camden, North London, shortly before 4:05 pm, the police said in a statement. Ms. Winehouse was pronounced dead at the scene. “Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death,” the police said. “At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.” But then it’s rather obvious that Amy Winehouse’s Drug and Alcohol addiction lead to her untimely death. Winehouse canceled her European tour last month after a performance in Serbia, where she was booed by the audience for stumbling around the stage and forgetting her lyrics. The British singer has been repeatedly treated for drug and alcohol abuse and stayed in the Priory, a London clinic that treats addiction issues, before touring Europe.
At the prime of Amy’s career – in the year 2007 – designer KARL LAGERFELD, claimed that the beehived singer, who was nominated for six Grammy awards that year, is his new muse. Drug addiction, bulimia and a jailed hubby, troubled AMY WINEHOUSE looked like a walking disaster zone. Wonder what Lagerfeld found so AMusing??? And he has even compared her to Sixties French actress BRIGITTE BARDOT and said, “She’s (Amy Winehouse) a style icon.”
Alexander McQueen killed himself with an overdose of drugs and now it seems that the other famous, or should I say infamous Brit designer, John Galliano’s outburst at the Paris cafe was fueled by drugs. Yves Saint Laurent died fighting his drug problem, Gianni Versace met his killer at one of his coke binges and Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein accept their drug problem. Drugs seem to be the biggest scourge of the fashion world. Yet fashion courts drugs! Remember the era of Heroin Chic & Rehab Chic? Dior better consider Heidi Slimane’s drug problem before signing him on as his name is doing the rounds.
Galliano’s friends; rather experienced substance-abusing friends, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell have advised him to check-in to the high-profile rehab – The Meadows! Kate Moss managed to resurrect her career post getting caught sniffing cocaine on camera and I think Galliano too will bounce back surely because of his immense talent.
Hope our desi fashion fraternity realises the peril of substance abuse. However more than Indian Fashion, I feel it is Bollywood that would sooner or later crumble because of rampant drug abuse. I can count names on my fingers of stars who DON”T sniff cocaine. Most do, and when you spill the beans they go ballistic screaming from TV Channels and sending legal notices to poor scribes about us trying to taint their image. I too got a legal notice and mouth full of abuses from one such Bollywood’s (fading) Star. But then I care a Damn!