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the Razz: AMY BALES OUT; Troubled Winehouse pulls plug on UK tour because hubby's in the nick.

Byline: BEVERLEY LYONS AND LAURA SUTHERLAND

TROUBLED crooner Amy Winehouse has pulled the plug on her shambolic UK tour . . . because she misses banged-up hubby Blake Fielder-Civil.

The 23-year-old singer cancelled a show in Bournemouth last night before scrapping the rest of her tour, which is only halfway through.

She said: "I can't give it my all on stage without my Blake.

"I'm so sorry but I don't want to do the shows half-heartedly.

"I love singing but my husband is everything to me and without him it's just not the same."

Music video lackey Blake Fielder-Civil, 25, is on remand in Pentonville Prison awaiting trial for perverting the course of justice.

Amy's tour has so far been labelled a joke by fans, who have booed her off at every show. She has turned up late for all the performances and lumbered around the stage in a drunken stupor, according to onlookers.

An insider said: "She misses Blake so much and doesn't feel up to doing the gigs. She won't be touring again and doctors have advised her to take a rest."

The news comes less than a day after the Rehab singer kept fans waiting at a Brighton venue - because she was in the middle of a pool tournament.

Back To Black star Amy, 24, missed her cue as she failed to drag herself away from a knockout series being played on her personal table backstage at the Brighton Centre.

She was part of a group that were gathered around her purple pool table, which is taken on tour with her and resurfaced every day to ensure it is always in top condition.

Amy, whose weight has plunged amid rumours of heavy drug use, has become hooked on the game and insiders at the venue were stunned to see the star carry on with her game despite being called on to the stage.

She did not make it out until 10.15pm and then finished so late the centre was forced to charge her promoter a "substantial" amount to cover costs of staff working longer.

Many felt she might as well as not have bothered going on stage.

One fan said: "Amy's bouncers told us she was late on stage because she was in the middle of a pool tournament.

"It's annoying when you have spent your hard earned money and she's playing pool instead of getting on stage and doing what she should be doing."

Operating theatre technician Tony Morris, 64, of nearby Hove, said he had wasted more than pounds 200 taking his family to the concert.

Tony said: "It was absolute rubbish even when she did get onto the stage.

"Every time she started a song she drank, then half-way through she drank again. She kept wandering on and off the stage and it was as if she couldn't be bothered to be there.

"People were booing and when I looked around half-way through lots of people had left. I have been following all the news reports but could not have imagined it could have been as bad as this. She just isn't interested anymore."

Amy's then returned to the pool table and her after party antics continued until 2.30am when she finally headed back to Brighton's Hilton Metropole hotel.

She joined revellers on a balcony and then headed to a nearby Tesco.

An insider said: "Amy really did get some stick from fans. It's all very well playing pool after the gig to relax, but keeping fans waiting for 90 minutes just so you can play a game or two is taking things too far.

"We couldn't believe it, but you can't tell Amy what to do - she's too big a star for that."

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ODD ACTS: Amy after her Brighton gig, right, and in Tesco at 4am; PICTURES: RICHARD GRANGE/BARCROFT MEDIA & J TAYLOR-BLOOMS-CHI/XPOSURE
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 28, 2007
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