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Amy Winehouse denied US work visa

Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse's plans for a massive American comeback gig were shattered after she was denied a US work visa.

entertainment Updated: Mar 10, 2009 18:34 IST

Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse's plans for a massive American comeback gig were shattered Sunday night after she was denied a US work visa.

Mirror.co.uk reports that Winehouse was due to play at the Coachella festival, California, next month but was told her entry would be blocked because she has been charged with assaulting a fan.

"She is not appearing at Coachella this year in the light of current legal issues," said her spokesperson.

A source close to the 25-year-old added: "Amy is absolutely gutted. She was looking forward to getting back on stage and this was going to be one of the biggest shows of her life. She was second on the bill on the Saturday night to the Killers."

"As well as 75,000 fans, there would have been top record execs there too so she might have even tried out some new material. But because of the court case she can't get a visa. It's a real setback after she has been getting clean from drugs over in Barbados," the source explained.

The concert would have been Winehouse's biggest in the US and one of her most high-profile shows till date.