Keith Richards warns Amy Winehouse off drugs

The Rolling Stone advises his favourite new artist

The Rolling StonesKeith Richards has warned Amy Winehouse off drugs, stating that she “isn’t going to be around long” if she doesn’t stop.

The guitarist also said that the singer is his favourite modern artist.

Richards explained: “There’s only one [singer I like], that girl Amy. Mind you, that girl isn’t going to be around long unless she sorts herself out pretty quick. Amy‘s got to get smart.

“I’m not a preacher. But I’ve been there and you have to pass it on.”

Speaking to the Mail On Sunday, Richards also compared her legal problems with those of The Rolling Stones in the 1970s, saying: “It completely took over our lives creatively and we couldn’t do this and couldn’t do that.

“You had to spend all your time trying to deal with the police. The same thing has happened to Amy Winehouse.”