Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her apartment in London Saturday, the UK Press Association reported. She was 27. The “Rehab” singer had a history of battling drugs and alcohol and recently left a British rehabilitation program that a representative said was intended to prepare her for scheduled European concerts. But she cut short the European concert tour in Belgrade, Serbia, last month after she staggered around the stage and stumbled through several songs.
SHOCKA! Who knew she would last this long? I am not a fan of her music but I know many people are. It still intrigues me that so many people are willing to condone someones drug abuse, especially what I call “terminal” drug use just because they have some talent. I know a lot of rock stars have been and still are drug users. I don’t condone that. It’s wrong and sets a terrible example for impressionable youths. Yet when someone is clearly so far gone like Winehouse obviously was it makes you wonder how those around her can look the other way. I see so many junkies in my work every day that I guess I can’t make any sense out of it.
Lately there has been talk from many liberal quarters about legalizing “soft” drugs like Marijuana to raise tax revenue. I think that’s pretty disgusting. Drug abuse destroys many lives. All you have to do is go with me on a call for a drunk driving accident and you will see the tragedy first hand. Anyone who thinks otherwise hasn’t done their homework.