Amy Winehouse will not be performing at this year's Grammy Awards because her request for a visa has been turned down by the U.S. Embassy.
We can't even guess why the U.S. Embassy would make such a decision. Unless it has to do with massive amounts of drugs Winehouse takes.
As evidenced by, you know, that video of her smoking crack. Anyway.
"Amy has been progressing well since entering a rehabilitation clinic two weeks ago and although disappointed with the decision has accepted the ruling and will be concentrating on her recovery," The Outside Organization, which represents the struggling retro-soul sensation, said in a statement.
Amy Winehouse shot to fame with the autobiographical single "Rehab."
The 24-year-old and her acclaimed Back to Black album are nominated in six categories for at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Amy Winehouse's old-school, potent blend of blues, jazz, pop and soul has won her ample praise from critics and fans, but Winehouse has become as famous - if not more - for her chaotic personal life as for her music career.
Since the album's successful U.S. release last year, she has canceled a slew of appearances amid meltdowns and reports of drug and alcohol use.
Her husband of nearly a year, Blake Fielder-Civil, is currently in jail awaiting trial on charges of assault and lying to police.