It wasn’t just Amy Winehouse’s family, friends and fans that were in shock when they learned that the 27-year-old singer was dead. Lady Gaga, for instance, was so devastated by the news that she could hardly speak for 48 whole hours.
Gaga was on The View the other day to promote her latest album, “Born This Way,” and, as expected the topic of Amy’s death and drug use came up.
Though she didn’t know her personally, Gaga took the news to heart – and was so shocked by what she learned that she was hardly herself for two days in a row, she said, as cited by Just Jared.
“I’m just so devastated and so sad. I really couldn’t speak for, like, 48 hours straight I was in just shock,” she said.
Even though the public consensus is that drugs played an important part in Amy’s death (even assuming she didn’t die from an OD, since they must have weakened her frail body to the max), Gaga doesn’t believe that there’s a lesson to be learned from the tragedy.
“I think the most unfortunate thing about it all is the way that the media spins things, like we can learn from Amy’s death. I don’t feel that Amy needed to learn any lessons,” she explained.
The only lesson here would be for the media to learn to treat stars with a bit more care. Stop the abuse, says the singer.
“I felt that the lesson was for the world to be kinder to the superstar. Everybody was so hard on her, and everything that I knew about her was that she was the most lovely and nice and kind woman,” she said.
“You know, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t enjoy listening to someone sing sad songs about the blues and heartbreak and then not expect them to be truly heartbroken,” Gaga added.
Also on The View, Gaga performed her latest single “You and I,” off the above-mentioned album. Check out video of the live performance below.