Katy Perry is grateful Russell Brand overcame addiction

Amy Winehouse passing away has reminded Katy Perry how grateful she is that her husband Russell Brand overcame addiction.

Russell was actually 27 when he kicked his heroin addiction – the age Amy was when she died.

“My heart felt really sad. My husband, who has been clean and sober for almost nine years, you know, 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,” she said.

“It gave me a real a gratefulness for my husband, who got clean when he was 27. I feel really sad and I just hope she finds peace.”