For the first time since her husband’s arrest, Amy Winehouse performed Wednesday night in the U.K. in a controversial comeback that resulted in her storming off stage after being booed by the audience, the BBC reports.
Sporting a shiny silver top and short black skirt – paired with her trademark beehive – the 24-year-old slurred her words and was a little unsteady on her feet during the performance at the Birmingham Indoor Arena, but she did make it through her hits “Back to Black,” “Tears Dry on Their Own” and “Rehab.”
The troubled chanteuse dedicated her song “Wake Up Alone” to Blake Fielder-Civil, who is currently in a London prison awaiting trial on charges of witness tampering. “This is for my husband,” Winehouse said from the stage.
As disgruntled fans headed for the exits, Winehouse reportedly announced: “To them people booing, wait ’til my husband gets out of incarceration. And I mean that.”
Drops the Mic
Her closing number, a cover of The Zutons’ “Valerie,” descended into chaos when she stopped singing, dropped the microphone and walked off stage.
“When she did sing she sounded phenomenal,” one fan, Zoe Giorgio, told the BBC, “but she was not ready to be up on that stage. She was so weak, so vulnerable.”
The gig marked the first night of the headliner’s 17-date U.K. tour. In August, Winehouse canceled her summer shows amid reports of drug and alcohol abuse.