SHOCK details of Amy Winehouse’s drug use emerged last night – she binged on crystal meth and may have brain damage after a 36-HOUR pot marathon.
The singer, 24, suffered two major overdoses, with such bad convulsions that they were “like a scene from The Exorcist”.
And her body is so frail from drug use that doctors were scared she would break bones during a fit.
A close pal of Amy’s laid bare the truth – warning medics said one more overdose will probably kill her.
The friend revealed:
AMY’S first overdose in August last year was from cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, ketamine and crystal meth.
SHE was advised to see a psychiatrist after displaying “multiple personality traits” that made her a suicide risk.
HER second overdose was in July – when she inhaled an “inhuman” amount of hash that left her vomiting uncontrollably and hallucinating.
At the time devoted dad Mitch, 54, said it was a “bad reaction to her medication”.
MEDICS are worried Amy’s brain was damaged by the cannabis overdose – she displayed symptoms normally associated with schizophrenia.
The pal yesterday said: “The future is bleak, bleak, bleak.
“Mitch does everything he can to protect his daughter - but his ‘explanation’ for Amy’s hospital dash in July was just simply untrue.
“She had smoked an inhuman amount of hash which resulted in acute cannabis poisoning. You have to take a s***load of pot to suffer that severe a reaction.
“It’s thought she had been smoking it for 36 hours.
“Amy’s fits were as bad as the convulsions she had during her overdose in August last year. No one has mentioned her meth use before – but that stuff is truly nasty.
“She is in need of years of psychiatry and medical treatment if she has a hope.”
The star is facing legal action after pulling out of a concert in Paris on Friday hours before she was due to headline it.
She is next due to perform on Saturday at the Isle of Wight’s Bestival.
But I like having discs.
A construction crew in the office directly below me
I'm sorry for your loss. 2008 has been a bit of a down year, it seems like.
My condolences as well, Blue..
Whine all you want about unions, but enjoy teaching without one. My mother moved from unionized Ohio special education to non-unionized North Carolina, and the difference is staggering.
I second that. Unions are just one step away from being a socialist enterprise.
NewEgg has an 8800GTS in 512MB and 640MB flavors.
Not only is the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 absurdly long, it also further complicates the 8800 product line. If you'll remember back to our 8800 GT review, the 8800 GT is faster than the old G80 based 8800 GTS. The new 8800 GTS 512 is faster than the 8800 GT, and thus faster than both the 320MB and 640MB versions of the old GTS. So you end up with the following lineup today:
8800 Ultra > 8800 GTS 512 > 8800 GTX > 8800 GT > 8800 GTS 640 > 8800 GTS 320
Confusing to say the least, but if you can forget about all of the other products on the market you'll see that there are only two NVIDIA cards to be concerned with: the 8800 GTS 512 and the 8800 GT.
Architecturally, the 8800 GTS 512 adds another group of 16 shader processors over the 8800 GT. We'd suspect that the 8800 GT has the same number of SPs, but with one block of 16 disabled to increase yields.
Since it's based on G92 we get a 1:1 ratio between texture address and texture filtering, giving the GTS 512 the first leg up over the much more expensive 8800 Ultra. With a 650MHz core clock and 1.625GHz shader clock, the GTS 512 has an 8% shader processing advantage over the Ultra.
I've been pleasantly surprised by how well my current machine (Core 2 Duo E6600, GeForce 8800 GTS, 2 gigs RAM) has held up since January '07
I have to say that from the MX510 onward there is no noticable difference between all the latest mice
I agree 100%. Even boxing loses something for me when it goes to the judges and everything becomes subjective.
Same here ...
Nicholson's Joker came across as a guy hell bent on revenge.
Personally I'd rather buy a cheap fuel-efficient car than a Hybrid. From what I recall, the only time the Hybrid really excels over a fuel-sipper is when it's stop-and-go city driving.
the one about genetic tube operating system (?)