79697202.jpgDespite reports to the contrary, Amy Winehouse will not be performing at this year's Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala. The troubled singer has been mysteriously dropped from the event schedule, after securing a business visa for the US.

We mentioned last month
that she had allegedly been offered £500,000 by the event's co-chairs, George Clooney and Julia Roberts, to play at the charity gala. However, a source close to Winehouse has revealed that she will not be making the trip.

"She has been told that she is no longer part of the programme," the source told the Daily Mail.

"She was really looking forward to going to America. She loves New York and has some close friends there."

"But now the trip is off. It seems Amy has slipped into her old ways and even her record label were concerned she wasn't up to the trip. It will be a huge blow for her as it would have been a great platform to break America. They love her music over there, but Amy has yet to do a tour."

Winehouse was rejected for a US visa earlier this year when she was booked to perform at the Grammy Awards, she was forced instead to carry out the performance via satellite video link.

A spokesperson for the gala has also confirmed that she will not be appearing.
"She was asked if she would be interested, and she was considered, but then we moved on from her," they said.

In recent weeks, the 24-year-old has been suffering from a skin condition which has seen her become a recluse; shying away from the spotlight to focus on getting well.

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