Surpriseâ€”Amy Winehouse Cancels Another Show
In what’s becoming a pattern for Amy Winehouse, the “Rehab” singer has canceled yet another high-profile concert.
TMZ reports that Winehouse has backed out of a scheduled performance at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 31.
The show, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Winehouse’s label, Island Records, would have been the singer’s first performance in England this year. Winehouse’s reps have released a statement apologizing to ticketholders for the cancellation.
While no reason for the cancellation was given, Wine-O’s recent health problems are a reasonable suspect. The beehived belter has been hospitalized several times this year, most recently last Friday in St. Lucia, after she collapsed at her luxury vila following a reported “booze bender.”
At the time, one of Winehouse’s concerned friends told the press, “Amy’s [Shepherd’s Bush Empire] gig might as well be canceled now. She’s not going to make it. It’s not worth her while even if she does make it, it will be a shambles.”
The cancellation follows a disastrous performance at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival on May 8, and earlier in the year she was forced to bow out of what would have been a major comeback gig at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.