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Last Updated: Friday February 08 2008 07:46 GMT

Amy not allowed into America

Amy Winehouse, in January

Singer Amy Winehouse won't be joining her fellow celebs at a big music awards ceremony in America because she's not allowed into the country.

Amy's been nominated for six Grammy awards and was due to perform at the showbiz bash in Los Angeles on Sunday.

But officials refused to give her the papers she needs to travel to the US.

There's talk the star, who has recently been getting help for her problems with drugs, may still be able to perform by satellite from the UK.

A spokesman for the singer said Amy was disappointed, but had accepted the decision and would be concentrating on her recovery.

In January, Amy checked into a medical clinic for treatment after a newspaper published a film which it claimed showed her taking drugs.

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