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Father: 'I wanted Amy to be sectioned'

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Father: 'I wanted Amy to be sectioned'
Amy Winehouse's father has revealed that he attempted to section his daughter under the Mental Health Act, but the request was turned down.

The singer entered rehab yesterday after a video of her allegedly smoking crack cocaine was released by The Sun earlier this week.

Mitch Winehouse revealed that his daughter entered a rehabilitation clinic after he made moves to section her, but the authorities refused because they could not prove that she would be a harm to herself.

The star's father told Vanessa Feltz on her BBC radio show: "Obviously this is something that we have looked at. What you have got to understand is that Amy is nowhere near being in a position to be sectioned. She really has to be a danger to herself. You might consider taking drugs is a danger to herself, but unfortunately the authorities don't."

He added: "Part of the problem is she doesn't think she's got a problem. She thinks she can do what she does recreationally and get on with the rest of her life."

Winehouse's record label Universal released a statement, saying: "She has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction and prepare for her planned appearance at the Grammy awards."

The singer has cancelled a scheduled appearance at the NRJ awards ceremony in Paris tomorrow.

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