Katy Perry Sympathizes With Amy Winehouse’s Struggle
In a new interview with 'Good Morning America,' Katy Perry opened up about her role as Smurfette in the new movie 'The Smurfs,' her crazy life with husband Russell Brand, and most importantly, her reaction to Amy Winehouse's recent death at the age of 27.
"My heart felt really sad. My husband, who has been clean and sober for almost nine years, you know, I see him working a program and working on himself every single day," Perry said, referring to how her husband's former addictions remind her of Winehouse. "I see how much work it takes to be clean and sober when you have addiction on your hands. So, it gave me a real gratefulness for my husband, who got clean when he was 27. I feel really sad and I just hope she finds peace."
The 'Teenage Dream' pop superstar also gave her two cents on what she believes it was like for Winehouse, being in the midst of recovery while under paparazzi and media scrutiny constantly. "Everything is magnified in this world. It's very magnified," Perry revealed. "Whether you're dealing with addiction or you're just trying to date someone, it's magnified a hundred times, so you have to really be prepared and you have to really find your footing."
Also in her 'GMA' interview, Katy Perry shared that she will one day return to her gospel routes and release a singer-songwriter album. For now, she's happy taking the pop world by storm.
Watch Katy Perry's 'Good Morning America' Interview