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Katy Perry: I'm glad my hubby never joined the Forever 27 club

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Russell Brand talks Winehouse

Katy Perry is speaking out about her husband and his battle with drugs and alcohol.

Katy Perry met her husband, comedian Russell Brand, way after he beat his intense addiction to heroin and alcohol. Now, Brand is dealing with the death of his friend, Amy Winehouse -- and Perry told Good Morning America that she's happy her hubby beat his addiction before it was too late.

Russell Brand talks Winehouse

"My heart felt really sad," she said. "My husband, who's been clean and sober for almost nine years, you know, I -- I see him working a program and working on himself every single day. And I see how much work it takes to be clean and sober when you have, you know, addiction on your hands. So... it gave me a real -- a gratefulness for my husband, who got clean when he was 27. And I feel really sad and I just hope she finds peace."

It's telling that Winehouse became part of the Forever 27 club at the same age that Brand beat his addiction. After all, Brand knows that addicts can't get well until they're willing.

"When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they've had enough, that they're ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear the other call, the sad nocturnal chime from a friend or relative telling you it's too late, she's gone," Brand wrote in his poignant blog post, For Amy.

"Frustratingly it's not a call you can ever make it must be received. It is impossible to intervene."

We're happy that Brand made it through to show people that it's possible to beat addiction. We just wish Winehouse could have done it too.

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