Jailhouse blues stump tour

Amy Winehouse has been forced to cancel the remainder of her troubled UK tour by doctors - because the strain of her husband Blake Fielder-Civil's incarceration has rendered the volatile singer unable to perform.

Amy Winehouse has been forced to cancel the remainder of her troubled UK tour by doctors - because the strain of her husband Blake Fielder-Civil's incarceration has rendered the volatile singer unable to perform.

The Back To Black star - whose performances have been plagued by reports of fans storming out over her incoherent singing and delayed start times - abandoned her tour crew on Monday night after her gig in Brighton, England, and headed back to London in a taxi.

But the remaining eight UK tour dates were pulled after Winehouse was spotted walking into a London Clinic on Tuesday afternoon. The clinic specialises in such fields as cancer screening, liver problems, pregnancy and gynaecological matters, among others - in the capital's Harley Street medical centre.

In a statement from her record company, Universal, the star - who has been battling a drug problem - blamed her recent erratic behaviour on the stress she has been put under following her husband's incarceration at London's Pentonville Prison. He was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in relation to a charge of grievous bodily harm.

The statement reads: "Amy Winehouse has cancelled all remaining live and promotional appearances for the remainder of the year on the instructions of her doctor. The rigours involved in touring and the intense emotional strain that Amy has been under in recent weeks, have taken their toll. In the interests of her wellbeing and health, Amy has been ordered to take a complete rest and deal with her health issues."

The singer herself adds: "I can't give it my all on stage without my Blake. I'm so sorry but I don't want to do the shows half-heartedly. My husband is everything to me and without him it's just not the same." - Wenn

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