Amy Winehouse cancels tour, complaining: 'I can't perform without my Blake'
AMY WINEHOUSE HAS cancelled the remainder of her tour, saying she can’t perform ‘without my Blake’.
In the last few weeks the troubled singer has spent a night in the cells in Norway for drug possession, seen her north London home raided by police and watched her huband, Blake Fielder-Civil, placed on remand in Pentonville prison for attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Yesterday it all proved too much and the singer told fans in a statement: ‘I can’t give it my all on stage without my Blake. I’m so sorry but I don’t want to do the shows half-heartedly; I love singing. My husband is everything to me and without him it’s just not the same.’
Winehouse’s record company said she had cancelled the performances on the instruction of her doctor, The Guardian reported. She had been due to perform in Britain and Ireland, but a statement from Island Records said the 24-year-old had been told to ‘take complete rest and deal with her health issues’.
Earlier this year Winehouse cancelled a US tour and a series of European gigs. The singer, whose award-winning Back to Black is the biggest selling album in Britain this year, has struggled with drug and drink problems.
The Daily Mail reported that the singer returned to the Causeway Clinic in Essex last night, where she has already tried twice to beat her addictions. Her mother-in-law Georgette Civil told the paper she was ‘relieved’ Winehouse had scrapped the tour.
‘Now we can get her into rehab and persuade her to get the professional help she needs,’ she said.