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Singer Amy Winehouse, “in the interests of her health and well-being, has been ordered to take complete rest and deal with her health issues,” a statement said Tuesday.
updated 11/27/2007 4:35:30 PM ET 2007-11-27T21:35:30

Amy Winehouse has canceled all concerts and public appearances for the rest of the year on doctor’s orders.

“The rigors involved in touring and the intense emotional strain that Amy has been under in recent weeks have taken their toll,” said Winehouse representative Tracey Miller in a statement Tuesday.

“In the interests of her health and well-being, Amy has been ordered to take complete rest and deal with her health issues.”

The decision by the 24-year-old retro soul singer comes “on the instruction of her doctor,” the statement said. Her family asked the media to “respect Amy’s privacy at this time.”

Winehouse’s 25-year-old husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was ordered held in custody in London earlier this month on charges stemming from a case in which he is accused of assaulting a barman in June.

“I can’t give it my all onstage without my Blake,” Winehouse said in a statement provided by Miller. “I’m so sorry but I don’t want to do the shows halfheartedly; I love singing. My husband is everything to me and without him, it’s just not the same.”

She had been scheduled to perform in Britain and Ireland.

Refunds will be given at outlets where the tickets were purchased. There are “no plans at the moment” to reschedule the dates, Miller said.

Winehouse became a critics’ darling with her second album, “Back to Black.” But she has made headlines in recent months with her sub-par performances, health fears and reports of alleged drug use. In August, she spent time in rehab and canceled a series of dates in Britain, the United States and Canada.

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