Judging Amy Winehouse, UK media urges her to clean up
By Stone Martindale Jul 20, 2007, 2:21 GMT
04/14/2007 - Amy Winehouse - © Landmark / Photorazzi
When the English say you might have a drinking problem, well that's it then. Amy Winehouse is praised for her brilliant album "Back to Black" and has generally mesmerized audiences with her smoky vocals and "walks it like she talks it" Janis Joplin-esque style.
But she is too thin, a super-enthusiastic heavy drinker, and is guilty of erratic recent behavior manifested in no-shows.
The latest news is she is spitting at her audience.
The Daily Mail chronicles the latest concerned observations regarding Winehouse,
"following a shambolic performance during which fans walked out of her concert after she appeared to spit at them."
"The singer performed at the Eden Project on Tuesday night, following two weeks of cancelled gigs, but fans who saw her performance have joined the growing chorus of people begging the singer to get help."
The Mail writes that Winehouse appeared onstage after cancelling several shows but "she looked the worse for wear."
The Daily Mail contends that witnesses say "Amy appeared to be in tears while onstage, hitting herself on the head with a microphone in frustration when she forgot the words to her songs, and a fan said she finished by spitting into the crowd."
Melinda Trevaskis, 26, from St Austell, told the Mail: "The gig became absolutely awful. Members of her entourage were coming on to the stage, obviously worried she couldn't go on, and she would just shout "f*** off" at them. Everyone in the crowd just felt sorry for her."
Concert goers tell the Daily Mail her appearance was frighteningly thin, and compared her to troubled leadman for the Babyshambles, Pete Doherty.