Amy Winehouse is on the road to recovery after her eight-month stay in the Caribbean, her mother said today.
The singer arrived back in the UK last week after an extended break in St Lucia, and her mother Janis said she was pleased to be home and eating well.
The 25-year-old 'Back To Black' star has struggled with drink and drug problems in recent years and was divorced by her estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil last week on grounds of adultery.
In an interview with Closer magazine, Janis said: “A year ago, everyone was saying: ’Will she get through this, will she even survive?’
“And look at her now. We’ve got the old Amy back. I always knew she’d come through it. And I know she doesn’t want to go back to the drugs.”
Winehouse made regular appearances in the newspapers during her Caribbean sojourn looking the worse for wear, and her mother acknowledged that alcohol was still a problem for her.
“St Lucia was good in many ways because there were no hard drugs around, but she was bored, so she drank,” she said.
“I’ve spent some time with her since she got back. She’s put on a bit of weight and looks better than she has in a long time.
“She was busy cooking, so that’s a good sign that she’s actually eating. I think she’s pleased to be home and I know she’s happier now.”
:: The full interview appears in this week’s Closer magazine, on sale today.