Having appeared in a drugged-out video, "disappointing" her record label and receiving pleas from her fans to get help, Amy Winehouse is finally going to rehab, according to the British press. Today, Universal Music Group issued a statement saying "Amy decided to enter the facility today after talks with her record label, management, family and doctors. She has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction and prepare for her planned appearance at the Grammy Awards."
Producer Mark Ronson recently discussed Winehouse's Grammy appearance with Rock Daily, but even though Winehouse was nominated for six awards, she was left off of today's announcement of the performers at the February 10th ceremony. Furthermore, Winehouse's father Mitch told the BBC radio that even if the singer emerges from rehab clean in time for the awards show, she still does not have a travel visa allowing her to come to the United States (thanks to a previous marijuana bust in Oslo, Norway). "We are working to rectify that and it will be rectified within the next week or so. We are working on it to be able to go to the Grammys," said Mitch Winehouse.
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