Yesterday we brought you news of Amy Winehouse’s disastrous live comeback in Europe, and now comes an unsurprising follow-up story: the rest of her tour dates have been cancelled. It’s unlikely ticket holders will be too upset, as that footage from the Belgrade concert suggests this decision is probably best for everyone.
“Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances,” a spokesman said. “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.” No reason has been given for the cancellation, but speculation is likely to mount that Winehouse’s recent stint in rehab has not provided the desired results.
Other reports suggest that the singer has “indefinitely” been retired from live performance by her manager Raye Cosbert, and an unnamed tabloid source (ie. something that perhaps shouldn’t be taken as gospel at this point) said: “It has been hard for Raye to watch her get into trouble over the years. There’s only so much he can do – but enough’s enough. She’s going away and this time it could be for years.”