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Winehouse fined for drugs offence
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse, known for hits such as Rehab, is on her European tour
Singer Amy Winehouse has been arrested and held overnight in Norway for possession of cannabis.

Winehouse was released on Friday morning after paying a fine of 500 euros (350; $714), a prosecutor said.

She, her husband Blake Fielder-Civil and a third person were arrested at a hotel in Bergen after being found with 7g (0.25oz) of the drug, he added.

The singer took to the stage at 2300 GMT in Bergen on Friday. She will perform the capital, Oslo, on Saturday.

Winehouse will then travel to the Netherlands, where her European tour continues on Monday.

Health issues

"She's paid the fine, so this thing is over for us now," Norwegian prosecutor Lars Morten Lothe told the Associated Press.

"She was released without charge," said the singer's spokesman, Shane O'Neill. "The show in Bergen is going ahead as planned."

The arrests were made after a tip-off.

Winehouse, who won two prizes at the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) awards in London last month, was forced to cancel a series of concerts and appearances after reportedly being treated for drug addiction.

The US leg of her tour in September was shelved while she continued to address problems with her health, and is now expected to take place early next year.

The singer is also due to perform a string of dates around the UK, starting in Birmingham on 14 November.

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