Family Pleads: Don't Buy CDs

Winehouse drama escalates as in-laws call singer, husband 'drug addicts' on BBC
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2007 12:41 PM CDT
Family Pleads: Don't Buy CDs
British vocal sensation, Amy Winehouse, Tops the U.S. Charts   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The continuing drama surrounding "Rehab" singer Amy Winehouse took a bizarre new turn this morning when her in-laws, in an plea broadcast on the BBC, begged fans not to buy her records. Her husband's parents called for a boycott to force the couple into rehab, the Guardian reports. "One of them, if not both of them, eventually will die," they said.

Winehouse's own father agreed his daughter's life is in danger but thought a boycott would do more harm than good. The treatment-averse singer spent five days in rehab and cancelled her American tour after being rushed to the hospital two weeks ago. Pictures of her and husband Blake Fielder-Civil leaving a hotel covered with cuts and bruises were subsequently splashed across British tabloids. (Read more Amy Winehouse stories.)

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