Amy Winehouse has canceled the remainder of her 12-city European concert tour. Audience members in Belgrade, Serbia, booed Winehouse off the stage Saturday night just a few songs into the first concert of the tour.
“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.” spokesman Chris Goodman said in a statement.
Amy Jade Winehouse is an English singer-songwriter, known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, and jazz. She has received publicity over her substance abuse and mental health issues.
The news is a major setback for the artist and her entourage. Only three weeks ago she checked out of a rehab clinic and confidently looked forward to her upcoming tour.
Winehouse has been credited as being an influence in the rise in popularity of female musicians and soul music and revitalising British music. Winehouse’s distinctive style has been the muse for fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld. The singer’s problems with drug and alcohol abuse, as well as self-destructive behaviour, have become regular tabloid news since 2007. In 2008, Winehouse faced a series of health complications that threatened both her career and her life.