Another day, another arrest for [artist id="1742872"]Amy Winehouse[/artist]. The troubled British retro-soul singer, who has been lying low on the island of St. Lucia for much of the past two months, returned to England on Sunday. And just a few days later, she was arrested for assault.
Winehouse, 25, turned herself in to police on Thursday and was charged with hitting a fan at a London show last September.
“Amy voluntarily attended a police station in London yesterday morning,” Chris Goodman, a spokesperson for the singer, said in a statement. “She was questioned by appointment in relation to an accusation made after the Berkeley Ball last year. She was charged with common assault and will attend a court hearing in the coming weeks.”
Dancer Sherene Flash has claimed in tabloid reports that she was hit in the eye by Winehouse after asking to take a picture with the Grammy-winning “Rehab” singer at the September 26 concert. (This is not to be confused with the time Winehouse was caught on tape apparently striking a fan at the Glastonbury Festival in June.) Police said that Winehouse was booked and released, and she is due back in court on March 17.
Winehouse, who has struggled with a drug problem and serious health issues , has reportedly written some songs for a follow-up to her Grammy-winning breakthrough 2006 Back to Black album, but no release date for her third album has been announced. Due to her personal struggles, Winehouse was forced to pull out of a scheduled 2007 U.S. tour . She is scheduled to play her first American date in several years in April, when she takes the stage at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California.