Alex James: ‘I’d be surprised if Amy Winehouse lives beyond 2010’

Bassist gives his views on drugs

Blur‘s Alex James has admitted that he would be “surprised” if Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty live beyond 2010.

The bassist, who made a documentary for the BBC about the South American drugs trade earlier this year, said both musicians would need the help of people around them.

“I’d be surprised if Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse both live to see the decade out. You know, it’s not funny,” he told the The Mirror.

“I’ve been in situations where my best friends have been killing themselves (with drugs) and they won’t listen.”

He added: “At least there’s an infrastructure for getting better now. If that had existed in Elvis‘s day then maybe he’d still be alive. It is scary.”