During a difficult time...
Scott Colothan

12:35 16th November 2007

Amy Winehouse’s brother Alex has called on fans to give the singer “some slack” in what has been a tumultuous few weeks for the singer.

Alex was speaking to BBC Radio Five Live in the wake of her widely panned performance at the Birmingham NIA on Wednesday night.

He said: “Through all this battering she’s getting from the press, no one seems to bare in mind that she’s a human being just like anyone and she has feelings and she’s been through a really tough couple of moneys.

“She really wanted to do that gig (the Birmingham show) because she felt she owed it to the fans, and  she did her best to get through it.

“But come one, she’s been through so much in the last few months and weeks and I guess it really got to her, I think she should be cut some slack.”  

Asked whether the negative press upsets the troubled star, Winehouse continued: “I don’t think she really pays any attention at all. But obviously when she’s out in the street and you’ve got the paparazzi all over her and it really is obscene at times, how can it not bother you?” 

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