June 23, 2008 08:53:43 GMT
The troubled British singer reportedly is insisting to play at her scheduled gig on Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert despite her poor health condition.
It seems that Amy Winehouse is taking the Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert as an important and prestigious event as despite her poor health condition she is still eager to play there. According to the latest news Amy decided to keep playing because she doesn't want to disappoint her fans and also Nelson Mandela himself.
In order to keep anything bad happens to her at the event, set to be held on June 27, reports said that a special St. Johns ambulance crew will be on stand by for her at the concert. Not only that, Amy's backstage area will also include a hospital suite with a massage bed and paramedics.
Moreover, the event's organizers will also reject any requests for alcohol or vodka in order to make sure that she will be on a good shape. Because of that, the troubled singer's dressing room is being set as a free-booze area with only her favorite sweets - jelly beans and fruit Pastels are allowed.
Beside that, the last preparation the troubled singer has done is looking for her lucky charm to ensure that she will be rocking on the concert. Revealing that news, a friend of Amy told the press, "After everything Amy has been through, her main fear is that she has lost her lucky pendant containing a lock of hubby Blake's hair. Amy is desperate to find it because she reckons she can only perform at her best when she's wearing it."
Previously, Amy who suddenly fainted at her home earlier last week was quickly rushed in to a hospital to get a medical checkup. After various examinations, on Sunday, June 22, her father confirmed to the press that Amy was suffering early stage emphysema and an irregular heartbeat that could force her to cancel her performance on Mandela's birthday gig.