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Amy Winehouse Ditches MTV's Woodies Due to Visa Troubles

October 31, 2007 8:05 PM ET

Looks like those rumors Amy Winehouse's dad was spreading about her visa issues may actually be true. The troubled British songstress has pulled out of the Woodies, the second MTV awards ceremony she was scheduled to perform at, and then subsequently had to ditch, this year. According to Mr. Winehouse, when his daughter was arrested for marijuana possession in Norway last week, she inadvertantly signed a confession rather than a release form after ponying up the fine; Winehouse's dad now claims that sworn statement is preventing the singer from obtaining the visa she needs to travel to the U.S. (He also mentioned that "Bulimia is still apparent. ... And there's substance abuse as well" during an apperance on an English morning-TV show. Talk about parents embarassing their kids.) The Woodies date was Winehouse's only recently scheduled U.S. appearance (she was also up for Woodie of the Year), though she has a November U.K. tour booked that runs until mid-December. She was also just announced as a last-minute addition to the lineup of MTV's Europe Music Awards on November 1st, which take place in Munich.

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