Winehouse was “overwhelmed by her talent”. Wilde wants compassion for addicts

Singer Kim Wilde is hoping that after the sudden death of her colleague, Amy Winehouse there will be more openly spoken about drugs and addiction. “Addiction is very self-destructive, I think it goes back to childhood. It is useless to condemn people. We need more compassion,” said the star of the 80s.

The singer stressed that she had never been interested in drugs. “When I was young, my friends have taken drugs, but I always found it pretty pathetic. They wanted to just be cool. I have never participated.”

Winehouse died last Saturday. Wilde: “I didn’t know Amy personally, but I think she was overwhelmed by her talent. It was not easy for her to be so unbelievably good.”