Amy Winehouse Cancels Her European Tour
LONDON (AP) — Troubled diva Amy Winehouse has canceled the rest of her European summer concert tour and scrapped all public performances after an embarrassing appearance in Serbia, her spokesman said Tuesday.
Chris Goodman said Winehouse “is withdrawing from all scheduled performances.”
Winehouse’s show in Belgrade on Saturday kicked off what was supposed to be a 12-stop European tour. But she was jeered and booed as she erratically stumbled around the stage, unable to remember the lyrics to her songs.
The next day, management canceled her shows in Istanbul and Athens this week.
The rest of the tour — which was due to end in Bucharest, Romania, on Aug. 15 — has now been scrapped.
Winehouse’s breakthrough album, 2006’s “Back to Black,” won her five Grammy Awards and brought her worldwide stardom, but her music has been overshadowed by her alcohol and drug use and run-ins with the law.
The 27-year-old British singer has sought rehab therapy in the past and last month spent a week in London’s Priory clinic, which offers treatment for psychiatric problems, drug and alcohol addiction.
“Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen,” Goodman said.
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