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OTRC: Amy Winehouse back in rehab after music comeback

Amy Winehouse appears in a publicity photo posted on her website. (amywinehouse.com)

Amy Winehouse is back in rehab for alcohol addiction after battling years of substance abuse and following a recent music comeback.

The 27-year-old British soul singer, also known for the song "Rehab," checked herself into a treatment facility in London on Wednesday, her spokesperson told People magazine.

On her way in, she reportedly downed a mini-bar sized bottle of vodka, the UK newspaper The Daily Mail reported, quoting a friend of the singer's as saying: "In true Amy style, she stopped off for one last hurrah and bought a mini bottle of Smirnoff."

Winehouse's spokesperson has not commented on the report but told both publications that the singer "has embarked on a treatment program at the Priory Clinic. She wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer and decided to seek an assessment. She will remain at the Priory on doctors' advice."

Winehouse last recorded her own music in 2006, when she released the Grammy-winning album "Back to Black." Earlier this year, she performed concerts in Brazil.

In 2010, she said she has not done drugs in almost three years. Whinehouse had also said that she plans on releasing her third album in early 2011.

The singer is currently planning a summer tour in Europe, starting in mid-June.

Winehouse has been treated for drug and alcohol abuse before.

Throughout the past few years, Winehouse appeared drunk at concerts, engaged in violent club confrontations and gradually lost weight. She was rushed to the hospital in 2007 after a drug overdose. She checked into a rehab clinic in January 2008 after the release of an online video that allegedly showed her smoking crack cocaine. Her father said later that year that Winehouse, a cigarette chain smoker, had developed the lung condition emphysema.

Her love life took a turn for the worse as well. Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil divorced in 2009 after two years of marriage.

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