Phew: Legal Problems Nix U.S. Visit For Wino

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No offense to Amy Winehouse, but the United States of America is already in the throes of an economic crisis. The last thing we need now is undue strain on our health care system and infrastructure compounding matters.

The troubled singer hit a hurdle in her hopes for a musical comeback, being forced forced to cancel her appearance next month at California's Coachella Music Festival because of the assault charges she currently faces in London.

Denying that she was actually denied access to the U.S., her rep Chris Goodman does confirm to celeb news sources that "She cannot go because of current legal issues."

In a piece of good news, Amy Winehouse has, however, been confirmed as a major act at a 50th birthday celebration of her British record label, Island, on May 31.

There's no way she'll actually show, but way to go, A-Dubs!

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It is believed that Winehouse, who has been settling into her new home after a lengthy Caribbean vacation, had begun the process of getting a visa for Coachella but had not applied formally yet. Her London court date is March 17.

When she was formally charged last week, her management assumed that her legal case would not "be sorted out in time" for her to make the music festival.

Not the case.

This is the second time the estranged wife of Blake Fielder-Civil (who's said to be banging Francesca Morralee) has failed to appear live because of visa woes.

She didn't attend the 2008 Grammy Awards because of logistical issues, and ended up performing from London via satellite as she netted five awards.

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Aww, c'mon guys - this isn't fair! You know you want Wino just as much as we want to see her go. What about the "Special Relationship" that Obama and Brown keep talking about - doesn't that include situations such as this?