Troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse has been released on bail after being arrested as part of an investigation into perverting the course of justice, police said on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old was bailed to return to a London police station in March pending further inquiries. She was arrested on Tuesday when she went to a police station by appointment.
Amy Jade Winehouse (September 14, 1983) is an English singer-songwriter, primarily in the genres of jazz and soul. Winehouse's debut album, Frank (released in 2003) was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Her 2006 album Back to Black led to six Grammy Award nominations including the "Big Four": Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. On 14 February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album.
She has won the Ivor Novello Award twice, among other prestigous distinctions. Winehouse has created media buzz apart from her singing. Her unique style, most notably her signature beehive hairstyle, has spawned imitators and been the muse for fashion designers, most notably Karl Lagerfeld. Source: Wikipedia
"It was voluntary and pre-arranged," a representative at her publicity agency said, asking not to be quoted by name.
Winehouse's husband Blake Fielder-Civil is being held on remand accused of grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Winehouse, nominated for six Grammy awards, has struggled with drugs and alcohol since shooting to fame.
She was pictured this month wandering the streets of London at dawn wearing only a bra and jeans.
The tattooed singer has cancelled all her remaining planned concerts this year saying she cannot perform while her husband is in jail.
Fielder-Civil, 25, was charged in November in an inquiry into perverting the course of justice, days before he was due to go on trial for beating up a bartender.
The trial was delayed after police launched an investigation into allegations made by British newspaper
The Daily Mirror
that the bartender was offered money not to testify.
Winehouse's parents have made repeated calls for their daughter to seek help, fearing that she could be sucked into a cycle of drug dependency.
"We want to help you, but we know that unless you want to be helped, unless you come to us, anything we tried would be in vain," her mother, Janis Winehouse, wrote in a letter published by the
News of the World
newspaper last week.
"Early fame has overwhelmed you, it's dizzied you and muddled your mind."
Winehouse scored a hit last year with the song "Rehab" about refusing treatment for drugs and alcohol.
She and Fielder-Civil, who married earlier this year, were arrested and fined in Norway in October for possessing cannabis.