January 25, 2008 02:19:17 GMT
Amy Winehouse has checked into a rehab facolity Thursday, January 24, her record company Universal Music Group has confirmed.
Amy Winehouse checks into rehab, finally.
The British troubled pop singer has checked into an undisclosed drug-rehabilitation facility Thursday, January 24, her record company Universal Music Group has confirmed.
"Amy decided to enter the the facility today after talks with her record label, management, family and doctors. Amy entered the facility by mutual agreement and continues to receive the full support of all concerned," Universal Music Group said in a statement. "She has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction and prepare for her planned appearance at the Grammy Awards."
Amy's decision to check into rehab came hot on the heels of the release of a video showed her allegedly smoking crack and snorting other narcotic substances at around 5 A.M. last Friday, January 18 just hours before she was due to attend a court hearing for her incarcerated husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.
Due to that matter, Amy has canceled her scheduled appearance at France's NRJ Awards, set to take place this Saturday, January 26. She, on the other hand, is aiming to perform at the 50th Grammy awards in February.
"Amy is the most talented and important musical artist of her generation and has made huge strides on her road to recovery. Universal Music Group wants nothing more than to see her take the time she needs to come back to full health and fulfill her incredible potential with the label," Universal Music Group added. "All concerned feel that Amy must put her health before all other considerations and will be by her side whenever and wherever they are needed."
Meanwhile, the authorities have confirmed that they are still deciding whether to launch legal proceedings against the songbird over the much-talked crack-smoking video. "The video has been handed in to us and we are still deciding what action will be taken," a Metropolitan Police spokesman told People.