In a move that shouldn’t shock anybody, Amy Winehouse has called off all of the remaining dates on her European tour (that’s 11 shows in all).
The announcement came only a day after the singer canceled dates in Athens and Istanbul following a disastrous performance in Belgrade, Serbia over the weekend.
“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,” Winehouse representative Chris Goodman told the Associated Press. There was no mention of why Winehouse was in the state she was in during the show, nor what she would be doing now.
In her now-scandalous performance in Belgrade (much of which was caught on video), Winehouse hit the stage an hour late and proceeded to stumble about the stage and only intermittently sing her songs. The crowd roundly booed Winehouse, and a local newspaper referred to the concert as “the worst in the history of Belgrade.”
Only a few weeks before hitting the road, Winehouse spent two weeks at London’s Priory Clinic, though it was never made clear what she was being treated for.
Canceling the tour is the right thing to do, as it makes it clear that both Winehouse and the people around her are committed to her health first and her career second.
Once she cleans up and gets healthy, she can get back to the business of her comeback, which will hopefully include the long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s Grammy-winning Back to Black.