Amy Winehouse has finally gone to rehab. Hopefully she stays, and gets healthy. As much as I love talking crap about Amy, I do so because she is an enormous talent. Back to Black is one of the best albums I have heard in a long time and I want to hear more in the future.
“Amy decided to enter the facility today after talks with her record label, management, family and doctors,” said the statement from Universal Music Group. “She has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction and prepare for her planned appearance at the Grammy Awards. She is nominated in an incredible six categories.”
“Amy entered the facility by mutual agreement and continues to receive the full support of all concerned,” Universal Music Group said in the statement. “Amy is the most talented and important musical artist of her generation and has made huge strides on her road to recovery. Universal Music Group wants nothing more than to see her take the time she needs to come back to full health and fulfill her incredible potential with the label.”
The statement added: “The label has always had the best interests of Amy at heart and has been guided by her family and doctors in the last few months as to the best direction to take. All concerned feel that Amy must put her health before all other considerations and will be by her side whenever and wherever they are needed.”
As I said earlier this week, her label could probably give a rat's ass about her except for the fact that she makes them money. However, I do hope they are doing this out of her well being and not because they want to make money off of her in the future. I do want you to notice how they still manage to inject some sleaziness in this statement by talking about how Amy and her album were nominated for six Grammy's and that she will be attending the show. Considering that the show is in a few weeks it is going to be a very short rehab, but the almighty dollar does come first. Well, actually the dollar isn't worth crap right now, so lets say the almighty Pound Sterling.