The British singer, who was denied a U.S. visa, says she's excited to sing via satellite

By Pete Norman
Updated February 08, 2008 11:50 AM
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Although Amy Winehouse won’t be able to appear in person at this year’s Grammy Awards, she says she can’t wait to sing live from a London studio.

“I’m raring to go and really excited to be performing at my first Grammy Awards,” Winehouse said in a statement released Friday.

It was announced on Thursday that U.S. officials in London would not issue her a work visa to enter the United States.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their support over the last couple of weeks. I’m really sorry I can’t be there but I appreciate that I’m being given a second chance via satellite,” said Winehouse, who is nominated for six Grammys, including record of the year and best pop vocal album for Back to Black.

In preparation for her performance, Winehouse will leave the rehab facility in central London where she has been recovering for the past two weeks, according to her rep. “She is feeling great, looking healthy and looking forward to doing what she does best,” says the rep.

Winehouse, however, still has a long and winding road to recovery. “She will remain under full medical supervision and her treatment will continue as normal,” adds the rep.