Amy Winehouse has cancelled her appearance at V Festival this weekend (August 18-19) to address ‘health issues’.
The singer, who is currently in rehab in Essex with her husband Blake Fielder-Civil, recently pulled out of two dates supporting The Rolling Stones in Germany, as well as a number of concerts and festivals in Europe.
Amid speculation that Winehouse has a heroin and cocaine problem, a spokesperson would only say that she has ‘heath issues’, while her husband Fielder-Civil denied Winehouse has any problems of the magnitude reported by the press.
The singer was due to play in Chelmsford on Saturday and in Staffordshire on Sunday, but Happy Mondays will now move from the JJB/Puma Arena to the Channel 4 Stage to take her place.
Speaking to the BBC, V Festival director Simon Moran said: “We’re very sorry to hear that Amy is unable to perform this weekend and wish her all the best. We hope that fans will not be too disappointed by the news and we would gladly welcome her to play V Festival 2008.”