Mon, 13 May 2013 11:45:00 GMT | By ANI

Amy Winehouse 'tried to take own life at age 10'

A new book reveals disturbing details about late singer Amy Winehouse's childhood.

Amy Winehouse 'tried to take own life at age 10' (© Getty Images)

London: Amy Winehouse tried to kill herself when she was just ten years old after her dad Mitch left her mum Janis for another woman less than a year earlier, a new book claims.

The tragic singer's strained relationship with her father has been laid bare for the first time in an explosive new book.

The revelation comes just a week after it was reported that the late singer's estate was worth less than 180,000 pounds after her family used her estimated 10 million pounds wealth to pay off their debts.

Now the book claims that the tormented star - who battled drug addiction before her death in 2011 - was so devastated over her parents' divorce that she later smoked dope and took an overdose of pills, the Sun reported.

She was found foaming at the mouth by a friend who made sure she recovered.

It has always been thought that Amy's drug problem began when she met her future husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, and got hooked on heroin.

But one friend said that she went through a lot of pain at her parents' separation.

"She might have put on a front like she didn't care but to her, seeing her father leave her for another woman was the ultimate abandonment," the friend said.

By ten, the friend said that she'd had her first spliff and, in some people's eyes, she was already on a road to ruin.

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