Amy Winehouse out of rehab, will continue outpatient treatment
Amy Winehouse has left rehab for alcohol addiction, a week after checking herself in.
"She has completed her assessment at the Priory Clinic in London and will continue as an outpatient," the singer's publicist Tracey Miller said in a statement obtained by the Reuters news wire. "She is now looking forward to playing shows around Europe this summer and is raring to go. She would like to send a huge thanks to all her fans for the messages of support she has received over the last week and can't wait to see them."
The 27-year-old British soul singer, also known for the song "Rehab," checked herself into a treatment facility in London on April 25.
Winehouse last recorded her own music in 2006, when she released the Grammy-winning album "Back to Black." Earlier this year, she performed concerts in Brazil.
In 2010, she said she has not done drugs in almost three years. Winehouse had also said that she plans on releasing her third album in 2011.
The singer is currently planning a summer tour in Europe, starting in mid-June. She has performances scheduled at music festivals in Serbia, Turkey, Greece and Spain.
Winehouse has been treated for drug and alcohol abuse before.
Throughout the past few years, Winehouse appeared drunk at concerts, engaged in violent club confrontations and gradually lost weight. She was rushed to the hospital in 2007 after a drug overdose. She checked into a rehab clinic in January 2008 after the release of an online video that allegedly showed her smoking crack cocaine. Her father said later that year that Winehouse, a cigarette chain smoker, had developed the lung condition emphysema.
Her love life took a turn for the worse as well. Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil divorced in 2009 after two years of marriage.