Reaction to Medication Put Winehouse in Hospital: Rep

Troubled singer to be released tomorrow after ambulance trip
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 28, 2008 6:00 PM CDT
Reaction to Medication Put Winehouse in Hospital: Rep
It was unclear why singer Amy Winehouse, seen here in a file photo, was taken via ambulance to a London hospital this evening.   (AP Photo)

Amy Winehouse was hospitalized this evening for a reaction to medication and was expected to be released in the morning, representatives for the Grammy-winning singer said.
An ambulance took Winehouse from her north London home to University College Hospital, spokesman Chris Goodman said. "Amy Winehouse suffered a reaction to medication at home this evening and was taken to the hospital. Doctors have advised that she will be kept under observation overnight and is likely to be released tomorrow," read a statement released by Goodman and Tracey Miller, the 24-year-old's US-based publicist.

Winehouse's musical success has been overshadowed by her tumultuous private life and public struggles with drugs and alcohol. Her father has said she developed early stage emphysema from smoking cigarettes and crack cocaine. London Ambulance Service said it was called to an address in north London at 8:40pm local time. "We sent an ambulance and a fast response car and the patient has been taken to hospital," it said in a statement, without naming Winehouse. (More Amy Winehouse stories.)

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