Amy Winehouse’s mother writes her an ‘open letter’

Janis Winehouse begs singer to 'come home' in paper

Amy Winehouse’ mother Janis Winehouse has written an open

letter to her daughter pleading her to come home and seek help.

In a note published in the News Of The World Janis Winehouse wrote to the singer urging her to deal with her problems with the help of her parents.

Janis Winehouse explained her motivation for going public in this manner. She wrote: “People will wonder why I haven’t run down to whatever hotel you’re staying in, scooped you up and taken you home for a hot bath and a steaming bowl of chicken soup.

“It’s because your father and I know what you’re like Amy. We want to help you but we know that unless you want to be helped – unless you come to us – anything we tried would be in vain.”

Janis Winehouse also denied that she disliked Winehouse’s husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

She said: “Blake your husband might not be my favourite person – you know that Amy – but he’s your choice and I would never say anything about him to hurt you.

“When I was quoted recently as saying ‘Thank God Blake’s inside’ what I meant was that putting him in jail might help him to clean up HIS act and change HIS life. It wasn’t said out of viciousness or to upset you. If your relationship is meant to be, it will survive.”

Janis also wrote that she thinks the singer has been overawed by the spotlight.

“Early fame has overwhelmed out, it’s dizzied you and muddled your mind,” she said. “For a moment, forget you’re a superstar. You’re also young and vulnerable. Remember you’re just an ordinary human being, not strong than any of the rest of us. You think you’re strong enough to get through this on your own, darling, but you’re not.”

She signed off by saying: “You know I’m an optimist and that I think with our help you will get back on top of things.”