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Thursday 16 August 2018

Winehouse axes tour to recover

Amy Winehouse is axeing all scheduled shows and will be given "as long as it takes" to sort herself out.

This follows a disastrous comeback performance in Serbia at the weekend at which she was booed and jeered at the start of her European tour.

She initially pulled out of two festival shows but now all her gigs have been pulled, her spokesman said.

Amy, 27, has had a long battle with drink and drugs which has tended to overshadow her music career.

In the run-up to her live return, she spent a week at the Priory clinic in south west London. Her stay was said to be at the suggestion of her father, Mitch, over concerns that she was drinking too much before her live shows.

Her spokesman said: "Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances.

"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."

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