Dr. Drew: Amy Winehouse Tried To Contact Me Before She Died

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Dr. Drew Pinsky talks to his patients battling addiction on "Celebrity Rehab" -- VH1
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Dr. Drew Pinsky talks to his patients battling addiction on "Celebrity Rehab" -- VH1

Dr. Drew Pinsky has a reputation for helping celebrities with drug and alcohol issues and he revealed Amy Winehouse attempted to get a hold of him not long before she died.

"I found out also yesterday that, believe it or not, she was trying to contact me which was weird. Janice Dickenson told me that," Dr. Drew told KROQ morning DJs Kevin & Bean on Thursday. "I remember getting calls from Europe and thinking, 'What the hell is this?'"

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While the two never connected, Dr. Drew does not believe that the Winehouse family is correct in their belief that Amy died of alcohol withdrawal.

"Just this morning, her parents put out some type or news release that suggests that they believe she died of was alcohol withdrawal, which is a very interesting little theory. It's wrong," Dr. Drew said. "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.

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"It can kill you... but it kills you, it sort of... you go down in a ball of fire," Dr. Drew explained. "You get really, really sick and you cease 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."

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com Amy died last Saturday at the age of 27. Her cause of death is not expected for several weeks.

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