Winehouse has visa; won't attend Grammys

Feb. 8, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- British singer Amy Winehouse has obtained a visa to travel to the United States, but still won't be attending Sunday's Grammy Awards gala, TMZ.com reported.

"Unfortunately, due to the logistics involved and timing complications, Amy will not be coming to the U.S. this weekend to perform at the Grammys in Los Angeles," Winehouse's representative said in a statement issued to TMZ.com Friday. "However, she will still be performing via satellite broadcast from London, as previously announced this morning."

The spokeswoman added Winehouse is "very sad" not to be able to attend.

Winehouse, who is nominated for six Grammys, has been in rehab since last month.

Artists scheduled to perform at the star-studded award show include eight-time Grammy nominee Kanye West, Dave Koz, Kid Rock, John Mayer, Keely Smith and BeBe Winans, Grammy organizers said.

Six-time Grammy winner Tina Turner also is slated to join two-time nominee Beyonce for a special performance.

Akon, Jason Bateman, Dierks Bentley, Tony Bennett, Cher, Nelly Furtado, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Hanks, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Joe Mantegna, Prince, Roselyn Sanchez, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have been added to the list of presenters.

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