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Amy Winehouse’s addictions were “within her control” when she died says Reg Traviss

By Andrea Petrou on October 25th, 2011

Reg Traviss insists Amy Winehouse’s addictions were “within her control” when she died.

The film director – who dated the late ‘Rehab’ singer for two years and got engaged to her weeks before she was found dead at her London home in July aged 27 – believes her passing was as a result of the damage she had put her body through during her years of drink and drug abuse, though he insists she didn’t drink excessively for her age and was clean of narcotics.

He said in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: “She had been involved with drugs long before we were together. That was way in the past, that was not a bit of her life.

“You couldn’t put her in a room with drugs, it just wasn’t her world any more. She had nothing to do with drugs, had no interest in drugs, all that was in the past.

“The drinking as well, it wasn’t any more than a lot of people her age. I know girls of 27 who work in the City and they drink more than she drank. They binge-drink three or four nights a week.

“But she had all that within her control. What happened was a reaction to the abuse she had put her body through a few years ago.

“These things take a strain and if the body gets strained it takes its toll.

“I believe that’s what it was and I think that the seizures she had been having were a consequence of that.”

Reg is doing his best to move on with his life and has returned to work, but admits he is finding it “tough” at times.

He said: “It’s been foggy, very foggy… very tough. I have started getting back to work and keeping busy, but it’s difficult.

“You start thinking about it, you get down – it brings you down. Amy had turned a corner, that is the tragedy.

“I get good days and bad days. It’s like that really. You are realistic, you understand it and accept it, and then on the flip side everything seems surreal. Even talking about it is strange.”

The inquest into Amy’s death is due to reopen tomorrow (26.10.11) after it was opened and adjourned on July 25.

An initial postmortem examination proved inconclusive, but her family later said toxicology results had shown there were no illegal drugs found in her system at the time of her death.



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Yasmin Le Bon used to be addicted to exercise

By Andrea Petrou on May 12th, 2011

Yasmin Le Bon used to be addicted to exercise.

The former supermodel says working out used to take over her life and had to take a break from exercise to let her “body mend”.

She said: “I’ve definitely had an issue with over-exercising at times, and I had to give it all up for a year or two to let my body mend. It sounds ridiculous, but exercise is addictive – it draws you in and you ignore the pain, so I’m careful now.

“I was doing Pilates three times a week, martial arts virtually every days, and hours of cardio in the gym, but I was doing too much.”

However, the mother-of-three says exercise is still important to her but has found a way to incorporate it into her everyday life.

She told Britain’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine: “When I’m cooking I’m always doing squats and lunges while waiting for the pans to boil.”

As well as being addicted to exercise, Yasmin says at the height of her career she would be surviving on very little food but has now accepted what her ideal body weight should be.

The 46-year-old beauty said: “Back then, I lived off the odd bread roll if I was lucky.

“I know that now my body needs to be heavier – I’m over a stone more than I used to be.”




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