Amy Winehouse appeared drunk on stage in Belgrade on the opening night of her latest tour, and was booed off stage by a 20,000 strong audience. According to Heat, who linked to footage of the concert available on YouTube, Amy Winehouse was unable to stand properly and repeatedly left the stage between numbers, leaving her band to pick up the pieces. The footage shows Winehouse being propped up by her guitarist and throwing her shoe at a backing singer. She also attempts a half-spoken version of Just Friends, and is unable to sing the words clearly.
The Sun reported that the Rehab star had been under strict instructions not to drink, following her recently completed stint in The Priory addiction clinic, and her management have instructed hotel staff to remove all alcohol from rooms booked by Amy and her entourage. Hotel staff are also under strict orders not to deliver any room service drinks for the 12 date tour. It is also claimed that doctors at the Priory gave Winehouse an ultimatum at the end of May - stop boozing or die. The crowd at the concert made their anger known, as tickets were up to £40 in a country with one of the lowest wage averages in Europe. Bojan Petrovic, a 35-year old teacher from Belgrade, told AFP: "I paid my weekly salary, 38 euros ($54) for this concert and I knew of her troubles, but the organisers should have cancelled it to let us, her fans, remember the real Amy." After the disastrous opening night, it remains to be seen if Winehouse will manage to honour the rest of her dates.