Music manager and X Factor judge Louis Walsh claims that he could have saved the life of Amy Winehouse, if he was her manager. Louis claims that he works his acts so hard that they do not have the time to get caught up in their own success and turn to drink or drugs.
Talking to Q Magazine, Walsh stated, “Someone should have told Amy the truth. Drugs don't work unless you're Keith Richards. She was an enormous talent who has made the most important album of the last 20 years.”
He added, “But come on, one album and then you do what you want? No, no, no. If I manage you, you're working so hard you don't have time for drugs. You'll be crying out for sleep. I'm a great believer in old school managers who take charge.”
Louis then went on to give some words of advice to new mum Adele, saying, “If I had someone like Adele, no way would she not be working now. Fine, have a baby, but then get back out there before they forget who you are! She'd be on every other TV show and there'd be another album ready. Work the room! That's my philosophy.”
Louis Walsh has managed a number of hugely successful acts including Boyzone, Westlife, JLS, Girls Aloud and Jedward. He currently has boyband Union J remaining on The X Factor and he claims that they have the potential to be global superstars.