By now, the rehab jokes have gotten old, but Amy Winehouse just can't seem to keep herself out of trouble. So with a highly anticipated Coachella performance just over a month away, it somehow doesn't strike us as surprising that the soul singer has been forced to pull out of the California music festival.
According to her spokesman, Winehouse has been unable to get a work visa to travel to the United States in time to perform at this year's Coachella. She was set to perform on April 18 with the likes of Paul McCartney and The Killers, but just as she couldn't obtain a work visa to perform at the 2008 Grammy Awards -- she was in rehab for drug use -- she is now facing charges of assault, which are preventing the singer from making this appearance.
The frail-boned, bee-hive donning singer was charged with common assault after an incident at a ball in London's Berkeley Square last year, according to Reuters. The singer has a hearing for the assault case later this month, on March 17 at Westminister Magistrates' Court. Unfortunately for the Grammy award winning Winehouse, her talent has been largely overlooked within the past few years because of her crazy-girl antics stealing the heat from her success. Coachella organizers have not yet said who will replace the singer at this year's festival, but we sure are going to miss out on her performance.