Amy Winehouse faints, rushed to hospital
By Stone Martindale Jun 16, 2008, 20:25 GMT
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Amy Winehouse has fainted and been rushed to hospital, according to British media reports.
A spokesperson has given no information on her condition.
Winehouse fainted at her London home Monday due to unknown causes.
"Amy was at home this afternoon when she briefly fainted," read a statement from her U.S. publicist, Tracey Miller. "Fortunately, her manager's assistant was there to stop her falling. She quickly recovered, and her father, Mitch, took her to hospital as a precaution. Doctors are unsure of the cause of the incident, and Amy is currently undergoing tests. She may be kept overnight for observation."
Miller said no other information was available.
Allegedly Ms. Winehouse, 24, was signing autographs for fans who had been camped outsider her house all day, according to BBC News.
She was admitted to a London hospital last year suffering "severe exhaustion" amid reports that she was enrolled in a rehabilitation clinic to deal with drug abuse.
She was subsequently admitted to rehab in January.
This news is on the heels of a lucrative private gig that Winehouse had booked. She flew to Moscow for a reported $2 million to give a private concert at the opening of an art gallery run by the girlfriend of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
Winehouse was "in no condition to appear," according to the New York Daily News.
The singer hit the stage two hours after her appointed time, she did it "wobbling onto the stage down a red carpet lined with red lights, which guided her like a damaged aircraft down a runway," the paper reported.
Her performance was labeled "sloppy" by those in attendance.