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Amy Winehouse cancels rest of tour

by Adam Russett on June 21, 2011

Amy Winehouse is not generally thought to be one of the most predictable artists on the music scene these days. Although the pop singer has had a few popular hits, her musical talent and commercial success are often overshadowed by dreary tales of her personal life. 

Recently, the two collided and were caught on tape at a performance in Belgrade, Serbia. Winehouse took to the stage and appeared to stumble across it without being able to remember any of the lyrics to her songs. Serbian media went from labeling it to a "scandal" to "the worst [concert] in the history of Belgrade," according to CBS News.

The notorious performance prompted the cancellation of all of her future tour dates, effectively ending her 12-stop European tour before she could successfully complete one of them.

Winehouse had just recently entered a treatment clinic in London for "assessment," but left after only a week, the news source reports.

"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," her rep, Chris Goodman, said in a statement.

It has been years since Winehouse has been known for something other than controversy and a troubled public image. Her breakthrough 2006 album, Back to Black, won five Grammys. She has largely been cited as a major influence in the revitalization of soul music in Britain, with her powerful, sultry vocals and provocative lyrics.

However, since 2007, she is more often in the media spotlight because of her trouble with mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse. One video that year circulated that was allegedly of Winehouse smoking crack cocaine. Despite going to a clinic for treatment, she again made headlines with alleged assault charges in 2008 and a string of other incidents that followed. 

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