Brand regrets not helping Winehouse

Brand regrets not helping Winehouse

Brand regrets not helping Winehouse

British comedian Russell Brand regrets not helping singer Amy Winehouse battle drug addiction, which led to her death.

The 37-year-old actor is known to have a history of addiction to drugs and heroin, but escaped the addiction and is going strong for almost a decade.

"I got clean at the age of 27, the age Amy was when she died. Amy's death was a paradoxical unsurprising shock. I felt like I could have done something to help to give her the chance I had," thesun.co.uk quoted Brand as saying.

"When she died, it was this feeling of, 'Agh, I knew that was going to happen.' And I had this flickering sense that I should have done something about that. I feel a bit guilty that there was nothing I did," he added.

Winehouse died due to alcohol intoxication July 23, 2011.