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Amy Winehouse won’t be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards or anywhere else in the United States anytime soon.
The British retro-soul singer was to perform at the Sept. 9 event in Las Vegas, but her U.S. record label, Universal Republic Records, says that all U.S. appearances have been cancelled “in a continued effort to support Amy Winehouse’s well-being.”
It is the latest setback for the gifted but troubled 23-year-old. Last week, she was photographed with her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, bloodied and bruised after an apparent fight in a London hotel.
The gossip website perezhilton.com has said it received text messages from Winehouse denying Fielder-Civil was responsible for her injuries, saying she cut herself after he found her about to do drugs.
She cancelled a series of British concerts and postponed a tour of the U.S. and Canada — including an appearance at next week’s Virgin Fest — after British media reported that she was in and out of rehab recently.
Winehouse made her U.S. debut this year with the acclaimed album Back to Black, but her tabloid troubles have often overshadowed her talent. She's spoken openly about her past battles with drugs and her penchant for alcohol and marijuana.
Her hit single Rehab is an autobiographical tale of her resistance to being pushed to go to rehab.