Amy Winehouse booed at Belgrade concert

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Amy Winehouse at Bowery Ballroom, March 2007


Earlier this month she checked out of rehab and was given the go ahead to embark on her European tour. But it would seem that Amy Winehouse has spectacularly fallen off the wagon as her Serbian fans found out to their horror Saturday night.

The singer was booed as she took to the stage in Belgrade on the first leg of her 12-date stint, and looked intoxicated as she stumbled around the stage.

A representative for the singer said that upcoming festival dates in Istanbul on Monday and in Athens on Wednesday would be cancelled following the Belgrade show.

Her next show is scheduled for July 8 in Spain.

A statement released by Winehouse's management read: 'Despite feeling sure that she wanted to fulfill these commitments, she has agreed with management that she cannot perform to the best of her ability and will return home.

'She would like to apologize to fans expecting to see her at the shows but feels that this is the right thing to do.'

An hour after she was due to arrive on stage in Belgrade, after being introduced by one of her backing singers, she staggered on and made her way to the back to hug one of her guitarists.

Wearing a short green and black dress that accentuated her cosmetically-enhanced breasts, she sat down on one of the speakers and adjusted her shoes while her concerned backing singer asked if she was ok and steadied her back to her microphone.

Amy, 27, looked confused and then took off one of her shoes which she threw on the floor before walking unsteadily over to her microphone.

After missing her cue a couple of times, she proceeded to deliver a half-spoken and mumbled version of her song Just Friends, her last release back in 2008.

The situation didn't improve much throughout the concert, as the Back to Black singer disappeared off stage several times leaving her band playing.

And according to local press reports, the 20,000 fans described as a 'scandal' and a 'disaster'.

Fans were also angry as may had paid about £35 a ticket which is a lot of money in a country where the average salary is about £274 a month.


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