Katy Perry On Amy Winehouse: “My Heart Felt Really Sad”

Becky Bain | July 27, 2011 2:10 pm

Katy Perry stopped by Good Morning America this morning, and the VMA nominee answered hard-hitting questions, like what drew her to the role of Smurfette, and what shade is her new hair color really? (It’s honey.) In a bit more relevant news, Perry spoke about her pop peer Amy Winehouse’s unfortunate death last Saturday, saying “My heart felt really sad” when she heard the news. Watch the tabby-scented singer’s interview below.

When asked about the passing of Amy Winehouse, Katy notes that she has greater insight to the power of addiction through her husband, Russel Brand, a former addict whom wrote a touching tribute to Amy the day following her death. “I see how much work it takes to be clean and sober when you have addiction on your hands. It gave me a gratefulness for my husband who got clean when he was 27.”

In regards to her plans after she concludes her California Dreams tour, she just might pull a Beyonce. “I think I have to live a little bit after this tour,” Katy says. “The living will give me greater material for the next record.”