When Amy Winehouse said, "no, no, no" to rehab, she meant it. Taking better care of herself is a different matter, though.
The 23-year-old British soul singer has decided to cancel her scheduled August concerts for health reasons, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
"Amy Winehouse is putting all her touring commitments for this month on hold until further notice in order to address her health issues," Tracey Miller said in a statement. "Amy will now not be performing at this weekend's V Festival in Chelmsford and Staffordshire. Her family has requested that the media respect Amy's privacy at this time. There will be no further comment."
British tabloid the Daily Mirror printed a story Friday quoting Winehouse's husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, as saying that Winehouse was indeed going back to rehab, after leaving a facility on a private island Wednesday after a five-day stay.
"She's so precious to me, she's my wife and I want to take care of her, that's why I'm taking her back to rehab," the paper quotes Fielder-Civil. "We only came back to London to get a guitar and then we're going straight back. It's not because we were too weak to stay. I love her so so much, she's my world and the main thing is I just want to help her get better. I want the Mirror to print the truth."
He added that "Amy is fine," and said that "the reports about Amy and drugs aren't true to that magnitude."
Winehouse is scheduled to begin a North American tour in September.
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