Alex Haines was once Amy Winehouse’s personal assistant, but when hubby Blake Fielder was in the pen, he became her paramour—and got a front-row seat for her self-destruction. “It was my job to look after her,” says the 23-year-old. “But it was impossible.” Winehouse would smoke crack constantly, was bulimic, and frequently cut herself, Haines tells the News of the World.
“When Amy woke up the first thing she’d ask was, ‘Where’s my pipe?’” Haines relates. “She had to have a heroin and crack pipe near her or she freaked out.” He estimates that Winehouse spent $5,000 a week on drugs. “She reckoned she would join the 27 club … She told me, ‘I have a feeling I am gonna die young.’”