Singer Amy Winehouse canceled part of her European tour after appearing drunk and being booed on stage by fans on Saturday at Belgrade, Serbia’s Forest Fest.
Although Winehouse was in rehab back in May before her tour started, she looked glassy-eyed on stage, stumbled around, forgot the lyrics to some of her own songs, dropped the mic, took off one of her shoes on stage, left the stage multiple times and was unsteady on her feet.
In addition, she greeted the 20,000 person crowd in Serbia with “Hello, Athens” and was reportedly an hour late for her own concert. The singer seemed oblivious to the crowd’s unhappiness, smiling and continuing her attempts to sing throughout the performance.
After the 90 minute concert, which the Serbian press called a “disaster” and “scandal,” Winehouse canceled appearances in Greece and Turkey on Sunday. Even Serbian defense minister Dragan Sutanovac wrote on his Facebook page, “Amy’s concert was a shame and a huge disappointment.”
“Despite feeling sure that she wanted to fulfill these commitments, she has agreed with management that she cannot perform to the best of her ability and will return home,” her spokesperson explained in a statement, “She would like to apologize to fans expecting to see her at the shows but feels that this is the right thing to do.”
Her management team had banned alcohol from the 12 day tour in an attempt to keep Winehouse sober, including the entire floor Winehouse was staying on at the Hyatt hotel in Belgrade.Tags: alcohol ban, Amy Winehouse, Belgrade, disaster, Dragan Sutanovac, drunk, Hyatt hotel, Rehab, scandal, Serbia's Forest Fest, serbian defense minister, tour canceled, Winehouse appears drunk