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- Posted on May 27th 2011 10:50AM by Dan Reilly
Winehouse's representatives confirmed that she "has embarked on a treatment program at the Priory Clinic. She wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer and decided to seek an assessment. She will remain at the Priory on doctors' advice."
Unfortunately, this throws a wrench into the release schedule of her new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2007's smash hit 'Back to Black.'
Winehouse's label, Island Records, have confirmed that the album is indeed finished, according to People (via NME): "She has finally finished the album and it's ready to go," said a source. "They were just about to finalise a release date and then this happened. She is back in rehab for the foreseeable future so it is just a question of waiting and seeing now. But there is no way they can give a specific release date until they know when she is likely to be out."
Allegedly, Amy's father Mitch Winehouse was the one who urged her to once again seek help. Mitch recently told Spinner that "She doing better now. She has been clean for two and a half years, about that. I'm not saying her problems have gone away, because they haven't. She's dealing with it."
And, according to the ever-reliable UK tabloids, a "friend" said that Amy downed a small bottle of Smirnoff vodka on the way to the Priory Clinic, a London facility that has helped other celebrities such as Ronnie Wood and Kate Moss.
In lieu of adding on to the tired punch lines, we'll just say we hope it works out for her this time.