Amy Winehouse tour pulled so she can 'sort herself out'

21/06/11

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse has cancelled all her scheduled shows on her European tour, her spokesman has confirmed.

A statement said she would be given "as long as it takes" to sort herself out.

It follows her 90-minute comeback performance in Serbia at the weekend at which she was booed and jeered at the start of her European tour.

The singer initially pulled out of two festival shows in Turkey yesterday and in Greece tomorrow (22 June) but now all her gigs have been pulled.

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
Amy Winehouse spokesman, Chris Goodman

Her tour, which was originally scheduled to include 12 performances, had been due to continue in Bilbao, Spain, on 8 July.

The full statement said: "Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances.

"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."

The singer, 27, has had a long battle with drink and drugs which has overshadowed her music career in recent years.

In the run-up to her live return, she spent a week at London's Priory clinic.

Winehouse told Newsbeat in October that she had been drug-free for three years.

Amy Winehouse's breakthrough second album, 2006's Back to Black, won her five Grammy Awards and brought her worldwide stardom.

The singer has not released any new music since then but has collaborated with the likes of Mark Ronson and ex-Sugababe Mutya Buena.