Winehouse on the road to recovery, mom says


LONDON -- Amy Winehouse's successful performance at the Grammys shows the troubled young singer is on the road to recovery, her mother said in an interview to be broadcast Tuesday.

Winehouse's spirited appearance via satellite Sunday is an indication that she is overcoming the personal demons which have threatened to overshadow her music career, Janis Winehouse told Britain's GMTV.

"Well, it's Amy coming back, she's definitely on the way back," she said.

Sunday was Winehouse's first public performance since being released from a London rehabilitation clinic for substance abuse. The satellite performance was arranged when the U.S. government rejected her application for a work visa. The decision was reversed, but it was too late to make the trip at that point.

Janis Winehouse said her daughter's appearance at the Grammys spoke for itself.

"Well, as you saw, she looks good and it's a case of she's on the road -- and that's what it's about -- she's on the road to recovery," Janis said.

Winehouse's representatives said Monday the singer was still being looked after.

"She is an outpatient and she is under medical supervision and the treatment continues," said Chris Goodman of Winehouse's public relations firm, the Outside Organization. He declined to elaborate.

Winehouse's five-Grammy win was the crowning achievement to what has been spectacular 18 months for the 24-year-old singer-songwriter. Her album, "Back To Black," has sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and she has won MTV Europe's Artists' Choice Award, the Elle Style Award and the Q Award for Album of the Year.

Goodman said it was too early to say whether a rumored performance at the Brit Awards on Feb. 20 with "Back to Black" collaborator Mark Ronson would happen.

Performer-producer Ronson is nominated for the best British single prize for "Valerie," which features Winehouse on vocals.