Janis Winehouse-Collins has a memoir out called “Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story,” about the talented but tortured singer who died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning.

Amy Winehouse in 2007. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
The biggest revelation?

“She could well have been almost Tourette’s, where she would just shout things out,” Winehouse-Collins told People magazine. “We just do not know.”

She noted of daughter was called “Hurricane Amy,” saying her school behavior might be a symptom of the disorder.

“I think that she was a special-needs kid in that she was so intelligent,” the 60-year-old said. “She was so gifted, living in a world where she just wasn’t average, where she didn’t quite fit in. But it was a great life lived.”

She said there was nothing she could have done differently to avert her slide into addiction.

“She wasn’t the Amy that I know and brought up, and that’s what was horrible,” she said. “Basically, it was the addiction that changed her.”

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