Ailing Winehouse cancels August shows


When Amy Winehouse said, "no, no, no" to rehab, she meant it. Taking better care of herself is a different matter, though.

The British soul singer has decided to cancel her scheduled August concerts for health reasons, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

"Amy Winehouse is putting all her touring commitments for this month on hold until further notice in order to address her health issues," Tracey Miller said in a statement. "Amy will now not be performing at this weekend's V Festival in Chelmsford and Staffordshire. Her family has requested that the media respect Amy's privacy at this time. There will be no further comment."

Winehouse was hospitalized last week for "severe exhaustion." She is scheduled to begin a North American tour in September.