Friday, June 27, 2008
Quit Rewarding Drug Impaired
I read this morning that a celebratory concert is bring prepared for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday in London. He has had a glorious and influential career and is a master statesman known all over the world. How wonderful that he is being honored!
With so many talented performers to choose from, why is Amy Winehouse selected to sing at that concert? Her drug addiction and arrests are also known all over the world. Her husband is awaiting sentencing for attacking a pub owner and it is always a media event to guess if she can perform without falling off the stage.
I know addiction is a disease that progresses without treatment. I am sorry for the waste of talent and the problems Ms. Winehouse faces. She is now reported to have emphysema that will affect her ability to sing.
I'm just tired of seeing impaired "girls gone wild" held up as a shining example of success and to have her on the same stage with a hero like Mandela is just plain wrong.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 7:29 AM