Skip to comments.Soul singer Amy Winehouse arrested in London
Posted on 12/18/2007 11:39:00 AM PST by BenLurkin
LONDON (Reuters) - Troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse was arrested on Tuesday as part of an investigation into perverting the course of justice, London police and her publicist said.
The 24-year-old, whose husband Blake Fielder-Civil is being held on remand accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, went to a London police station to be arrested in agreement with police.
"It was voluntary and pre-arranged," a representative at her publicity agency said, asking not to be quoted by name.
In a statement, London's Metropolitan police said: "A 24-year-old woman has been arrested by appointment at an East London police station in connection with an investigation into perverting the course of justice. She remains in custody."
Winehouse, nominated for six Grammy awards, has struggled with drugs and alcohol since shooting to fame. She was pictured this month wandering the streets of London at dawn in only a bra and jeans.
The tattooed singer has cancelled all her remaining planned concerts this year saying she cannot perform while her husband is in jail.
Fielder-Civil, 25, was charged in November in an investigation into perverting the course of justice, days before he was due to go on trial for beating up a bartender.
The trial was delayed after police launched an investigation into allegations made by British newspaper The Daily Mirror that the bartender was offered money not to testify.
Winehouse's parents have made repeated calls for their daughter to seek help, fearing that she could be sucked into a cycle of drugs and trauma.
"We want to help you, but we know that unless you want to be helped, unless you come to us, anything we tried would be in vain," her mother, Janis Winehouse, wrote in a letter published by the News of the World newspaper last week.
"Early fame has overwhelmed you, it's dizzied you and muddled your mind."
Winehouse scored a hit last year with the song "Rehab" about refusing treatment for drugs and alcohol.
She and Fielder-Civil, who married earlier this year, were arrested in Norway in October for possessing cannabis and paid a fine.
(Reporting by Luke Baker; Editing by Peter Griffiths)
I’ve never heard of this person till she started making news by getting into trouble with police. Proving once again that any publicity is good publicity.
So who is going to wind up with more arrests, Amy or Pete Doherty?
It’s hard to watch this down spiral happen to any young person.
What a poofter the bartender must be to get beat by this stringbean.
Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. —Mathew 7:13-14
I kind of dig her... Don't tell anyone OK?
Yep, she’s a MESS.
You should buy her album. She is one weird, strung out type of lady, but boy can she sing! I love “Fade to Black”, which has only one track I dislike. I think the song “You Know I’m No Good” is the best track.
She’s actually a good singer....
just mess as a person.
Sounds so much nicer than "Drugged and drunken stumblebum Amy Winehouse..."
Unfortunately some of the best singers in my opinion are heroin addicts. Unfortunately it’s like selling their souls to the devil in return for fame.
Yes. So many people seek to be rich and famous. But be careful what you ask for.
Move over, Courtney Love.
Sad, but true-—
no! no! no!
Thank goodness this Skank has all the appropriate Skank Stamps to I.D. her to the public......
This is surely the best attribute of tattoos on “women” -— an indelible and visible “skank stamp”.....
I’ve never understood how any woman could think she can improve upon her natural beauty with a skank stamp.
These young gals with doves, blue birds or butterflies tattooed above their asses or breasts, are going to watch them transform into vultures peering down at flabby, wrinkled and stretch marked flesh all too soon..
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