Amy Winehouse’s mum thinks the late star may have suffered from Tourette’s Syndrome

Janis has spoken about her late daughter

Amy Winehouse’s mother thinks the singer may have had Tourette’s Syndrome.

The late hitmaker was nicknamed ‘Hurricane Amy’ as a youngster for her wild and outspoken ways but Janis Winehouse-Collins is convinced she might have been stricken with the neurological disorder, which causes physical and vocal tics.

Janis said: “She could well have been almost Tourette’s, where she would just shout things out. We just do not know.”

She remembers her daughter – who died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 – as “gifted” and thinks she was too intelligent to “fit in” with her peers as a child.

Birmingham Post and Mail picture by Jeremy PardoeAmy Winehouse in the V Stage
Amy Winehouse on the V Stage

She told People magazine: “I think that she was a special-needs kid in that she was so intelligent. She was so gifted, living in a world where she just wasn’t average, where she didn’t quite fit in. But it was a great life lived.”

Four months after Amy died, a new album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures – comprising demo material – was released.


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