Amy Winehouse performed at the Grammys via satellite from London last night in her first televised performance since entering into rehab last month.
“Yes I’ve been black but when I come back you’ll know, know, know”. I guess those Amy Winehouse lyrics from her song Rehab still ring true…even if she did end up saying yes to rehab.
I was honestly nervous for Amy Winehouse last night. She ended up doing an excellent job at the Grammys because she is truly a performer at heart.
I was reading an Amy Winehouse article in NME which was an interview with one of her back up singers. In this interview Ade Omotayo was explaining that Amy Winehouse has been much more healthy and happy after coming out of rehab.
In this interview Ade Omotayo went on to explain that while they were in the studio waiting for Amy’s satellite performance there was tons of drinks and champagne going around. According to Ade Omotayo, Amy went upstairs to play pool until it was time for her to go on.
This exact situation goes to show just how difficult it is for someone in the entertainment business to stay on track with their sobriety. Sure, Amy removed herself from the situation of being surrounded by alcohol and that is a very good sign but what if she is not always able to do this.
I know for myself, it took a long time before I felt comfortable being around people who were drinking and what not. To be forced into those situations because of my profession…I don’t know how that would have turned out for me.
Congratulations to Amy Winehouse on her performance and also her spectacular Grammy wins.