07/01/2016 07:25 GMT | Updated 07/01/2016 07:59 GMT

Amy Winehouse's Mother Janis Claims Late Singer Could Have Had Tourette's Syndrome

Amy Winehouse was known for her outspoken ways, but the late singer’s mother has now revealed that she believes that could have been due to her having Tourette’s syndrome.


Janis Winehouse-Collins has admitted she thinks Amy had the neurological disorder, which causes sufferers to have vocal and physical tics, before her death from alcohol poisoning in 2011.

Amy Winehouse and her mum Janis

Speaking to People magazine about her daughter, who was nicknamed ‘Hurricane Amy’ as a child due to her unpredictable ways, Janis said: "She could well have been almost Tourette's, where she would just shout things out. We just do not know.

"I think that she was a special-needs kid in that she was so intelligent. She was so gifted, living in a world where she just wasn't average, where she didn't quite fit in. But it was a great life lived."

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Amy could be posthumously nominated for two Brit Awards.

The late star qualifies for the British Female and Best British Album categories with the soundtrack to the controversial film about her life, 'Amy'.

This means she could go head-to-head with the likes of Adele, Ellie Goulding and Florence + The Machine, when the full list of nominations are announced next week, ahead of February’s ceremony.

Amy’s father Mitch was highly critical of the film, which he claimed “is both misleading and contains some basic untruths”, and has since announced plans to make his own film about her life.

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