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Amy Winehouse Cancels Remaining Tour Dates, Cites "Health Issues"

November 27, 2007 1:19 PM ET

Amy Winehouse has canceled all her tour dates and promotional appearances for the remainder of the year. Touring while her husband Blake Fielder-Civil is incarcerated has taken its toll on Winehouse physically and emotionally, so much so that her doctor has instructed that she cease showing up for her already-erratic performances. According to US Weekly, Winehouse says, "I can't give it my all onstage without my Blake. I'm so sorry but I don't want to do the shows half-heartedly; I love singing. My husband is everything to me and without him it's just not the same." The cancelations come as a shock to fans eager to see Winehouse forget lyrics, weep uncontrollably and leave the stage prematurely. It also forces Winehouse to find new, less-public venues for her to indulge in her vices. Winehouse has been ordered, presumably by her doctor, to take "complete rest" while she deals with her health issues (something she did earlier this year, as well). Her family has requested privacy, and there will be no further comments from the Winehouse camp.

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