Anyway, thanks to the release of that video where Amy Winehouse appears to be inhaling every last atom of crack in the universe through a glass pipe after a mighty big drug binge, Amy's finally decided to get herself off to rehab for good.
True, Amy Winehouse does already have one unsuccessful rehab stint under her belt, but she's learnt her lesson with this rehab – this one's in central London and not on a private island, so she won't have to wait for a helicopter when she inevitably sacks it off and goes down the pub.
Amy Winehouse has something of a history with rehab. Rumour has it that one of her songs is about rehab – possibly Just Friends – plus after that time she nearly died from a drug overdose, Amy Winehouse went to rehab for about 35 minutes before she decided to run off home again.
But it seems as if Amy Winehouse's alternative method of treatment – fighting her husband with razorblades and then watching him go to jail – hasn't particularly done a lot of good, if that video apparently showing Amy Winehouse smoking crack after a cocaine, ecstasy and valium binge is anything to go by.
However, aside from pissing on our plans to open a £10,000-per-day razorblade-fighting rehabilitation centre for the next time Lindsay Lohan falls off the wagon, the crack video seems to have convinced Amy Winehouse to get proper long-term treatment, which is why she's just put herself into rehab, in the form of the London Capio Nightingale Hospital. CNN reports:
"Amy decided to enter the facility today after talks with her record label, management, family and doctors," the Universal Music Group said in a written statement. "She has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction and prepare for her planned appearance at the Grammy Awards. … Amy entered the facility by mutual agreement and continues to receive the full support of all concerned."
Will this rehab stint be successful for Amy Winehouse? Well, that surely depends on why she's decided to go there. If Amy Winehouse has entered rehab for herself, to get cleaned up for good in professional medical surroundings, then there's a good chance her stay will help her a lot.
But if Amy is just doing it so that the police will get off her back and the American government will give her a visa for any US shows and isn't committed to her recovery, then chances are it won't work.
And if Amy Winehouse has just gone to rehab because it's a safe place to hide from Mary J Blige's annoying advice, then that's probably just fair enough.