The turbulent and heavily scrutinized career of English R&B starlet Amy Winehouse has hit another unfortunate snag as the brunette with the booming soulful voice has reportedly entered back into rehab, according to what her spokesperson Chris Goodman said in a report to the Associated Press today.
Having gone through the rehabilitation process previously after suffering several setbacks, Winehouse’s struggles with drugs and alcohol eventually led her father, Mitch, to intervene on behalf of his 27-year old daughter. A running fixture in many tabloids across the globe, Winehouse’s deteriorating health and public squabbles with police made her immediate gossip fodder on the Internet and around the media. The singer who once famously sang “Rehab” had become a target of insensitive jokes and an unwilling poster child of the ills of drug and alcohol addiction.
Amy Winehouse’s connection with hip hop fans was made evident with her breakout smash album Back To Black released in 2006. It was then when fans were treated to the powerhouse vocals of Winehouse, and the singer employed the thumping tracks of hip hop beat maker Salaam Remi – most known for working alongside Nas and The Fugees – and DJ Mark Ronson as the sole producers for her celebrated sophomore release. On the second single “You Know I’m No Good” from Back To Black, Wu-Tang Clan swordsman Ghostface Killa remixed the funky track for his More Fish album by adding fresh raps.
Some fans on Twitter reacted to the news of Amy Winehouse’s latest stint, and offered nothing but kind words for the beloved and troubled songstress.
User Jubi The Great said, “I want Amy to get some help so she can put out some more music.” Fan Kisha Green added, “She needs to stay in rehab and confront those inner demons that are destroying her life. If she’s in rehab she needs to STAY there!”
And the support didn’t stop there. SweetCBeauty out of Chicago remarked, “I am glad that she’s not giving up on the fight against her addictions and is taking her health and career seriously.” User IsisTheBlogger offered, “She needs an intervention, a new crew that cares so she can reach her musical potential. Yet, I’m not surprised she’s going back. Example of the tortured talented.”
Amy Winehouse is preparing to tour Europe starting this summer and her current rehab stint was suggested on “doctor’s advice” according to Mr. Goodman.
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