Mitch Winehouse: 'I've used spiritualists to contact Amy'

Singer's father believes he has made contact with his late daughter

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Mitch Winehouse has revealed that he has used spiritualists to contact his late daughter Amy.

In an interview with The Independent, the singer's father sad that his visits to psychics will probably be viewed sceptically.

"I don't want people to think I'm a deluded fool," he said.

However, he also revealed that he believes he has made contact with his late daughter. "I've been to spiritualists and mediums and they've given me great proof that Amy is still there," he said. "Some of the messages we've been given have been incredible – only things I would know, nothing they could have got from the internet. I sat with a top psychic in America – I can't remember his name. The FBI uses him on cold cases to help find missing bodies. The first thing he said to me was, 'This is Amy: "Dad, there is a life after death'."

In the same interview, Winehouse also claimed that his daughter would have lost her battle with drink and drug addiction earlier if she had been reliant on NHS treatment. "We would have tried to get her funding [for treatment], we would have been unsuccessful and she would have died a lot sooner," he said.

Hitting out at the lack of state support for people facing similar problems to Amy, he said: "If you're an addict, you're left to die. It's an incredible indictment on our country that we leave people to their own devices. It's worse than a scandal; it's a disgrace. We've got to get people treated quicker."

Mitch Winehouse's memoir, Amy, My Daughter, was published earlier this month. Winehouse has donated his publishing advances to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charitable trust set up to help young people struggling with "ill health, disability, ?nancial disadvantage or addiction".

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