A music executive close to the Grammys said Amy Winehouse’s visa has been denied but she will still perform at this Sunday’s show via satellite. Winehouse, who is up for multiple awards including album and record of the year and best new artist, will also accept her award via satellite if she wins.
A rep for Winehouse announced earlier today that her request for a U.S. visa was denied by the U.S. Embassy. “Amy has been progressing well since entering a rehabilitation clinic two weeks ago and although disappointed with the decision has accepted the ruling and will be concentrating on her recovery,” her publicist said in a statement. In October, the troubled singer was arrested and fined in Norway for possession of marijuana. She says she will appeal that charge in a Norwegian court. The singer, known for her alleged drug use and erratic behavior, was also seen in a recent video circulating the Internet smoking an unknown substance from a glass pipe.