Amy Winehouse Enters Rehab
Amy Winehouse has entered a rehab facility today, her record company announced Thursday.
“Amy decided to enter the facility today after talks with her record label, management, family and doctors,” said the statement from Universal Music Group. “She has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction and prepare for her planned appearance at the Grammy Awards. She is nominated in an incredible six categories.”
Winehouse, 24, has come under increasing pressure to take steps towards sobriety after The Sun newspaper published allegations and aired a video of her allegedly smoking crack cocaine.
The hidden video camera footage was shot just hours before the singer – famous for her “Rehab” song – appeared in court on Jan. 18 to support her 25-year-old husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, who is being held in jail prior to a witness tampering trial.
Meanwhile, police confirm that they are still deciding whether to launch legal proceedings against her over the video. “The video has been handed in to us and we are still deciding what action will be taken,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman tells PEOPLE.
Grammy-nominated Winehouse still hopes to attend the prestigious event but her planned appearance at the NRJ Awards in France this Saturday has been canceled due to the rehab stint.
“Amy entered the facility by mutual agreement and continues to receive the full support of all concerned,” Universal Music Group said in the statement. “Amy is the most talented and important musical artist of her generation and has made huge strides on her road to recovery. Universal Music Group wants nothing more than to see her take the time she needs to come back to full health and fulfill her incredible potential with the label.”
The statement added: “The label has always had the best interests of Amy at heart and has been guided by her family and doctors in the last few months as to the best direction to take. All concerned feel that Amy must put her health before all other considerations and will be by her side whenever and wherever they are needed.”