Given Amy Winehouse's numerous rehab stints, it's no secret that the late singer was struggling with addiction.
But, while her father said the Grammy-winning crooner had cleaned up her act in the weeks leading up to her death by abstaining from alcohol, rumor has it Winehouse also reached out to celebrity specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky to help with her sobering efforts just prior to her sudden passing.
But is it true? Did the Grammy winner really reach out to the star doctor in the days leading up to her death? This rumors is...
During a radio interview on KROQ Thursday, Dr. Drew brought up the topic of Winehouse's death and said she was trying to get in touch with him prior to her passing.
"I found out also yesterday that, believe it or not, she was trying to contact me, which was weird," Dr. Pinsky said.
So, there's the answer, straight from the horse's mouth...so why the question mark? Well, let's just say, we're considering the source on this one.
"Janice Dickinson told me that," Pinksy explained. "I remember getting calls from Europe and thinking ‘what the hell is this?'"
After the show, a rep for the Celebrity Rehab doc even made a point of telling E! News it's not 100 percent clear those calls were coming from the late Brit.
"Janice Dickinson told Dr. Drew on his HLN show last night that she had given Dr. Drew's number to someone in Amy's camp," the rep said. "That was the first we heard of this. No contact was ever made between Amy and Dr. Drew, although he did get a missed call from an international number that he did not recognize. We can't be sure who made the call and no message was left. Janice is really the source for the story."
So make of that what you will. Sure, it's possible—but far from verified.
Nevertheless, while Dr. Drew was on the show, he went on to address a statement from Winehouse's parents in which they discussed what may have led to her passing...and let's just say he wasn't exactly quick to slap a 'so true' on their theory, either.
"Just this morning, her parents put out some type of news release that suggests that what they believe she died of was alcohol withdrawal, which is a very interesting little theory," he said.. "It's wrong, it's not what she died of, I can virtually guarantee you, but it's an interesting reminder to all of us that alcohol is the only drug from which the withdrawal is commonly fatal.
"It can kill you… but it kills you, it sort of… you go down in a ball of fire. You get really, really sick and you seize and you become encephalopathic and confused and your heart becomes erratic and it's not like you just drop dead like her parents are suggesting."
Winehouse's exact cause of death will remain a mystery until toxicology reports are released. Results are expected in two to four weeks' time.