'Exhausted' Winehouse cancels another gig
Singer Amy Winehouse has cancelled yet another gig – this time after being hospitalised for “severe exhaustion”.
Winehouse was admitted to University College London Hospital this morning and discharged hours later, her record company said.
She was due to perform at the Oya music festival in Oslo, Norway, tonight.
Organisers were told at the last minute that she had pulled out.
A spokesman for Island Records said: “Amy Winehouse was admitted to UCLH this morning suffering from severe exhaustion.
“Amy was discharged from the hospital this afternoon and has been advised to take complete rest. Scheduled performances in Norway and Denmark this week have been cancelled.”
Festival organisers said Winehouse cancelled with no explanation.
A message on their website said: “The news of the cancellation came abruptly and surprisingly upon us a little before one o’clock this afternoon.
“Winehouse’s large crew arrived yesterday, and her backing band had just finished their sound check when we were notified.
“So far no reason has been stated. We will be back with more news as soon as we have been informed.”
Winehouse was replaced on the bill at short notice by Norwegian band Minor Majority.
This is the latest in a string of cancellations by the 23-year-old star, who received three nominations last night at the MTV Video Music Awards.
In the past few weeks she has pulled out of T in the Park – also citing “exhaustion” – and Liverpool’s Summer Pops event.
The singer, whose biggest hit is Rehab, has a reputation for hard drinking.
But in a recent interview, she put her habit of cancelling gigs down to being a perfectionist.
“I know it’s last-minute and a bit irresponsible. But I’m a perfectionist and would rather reschedule a show than do it half-heartedly,” she said.
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