Just back from a two-month Caribbean vacation, singer Amy Winehouse is due in court for an alleged attack on a fellow guest at a party last year. The retro-soul singer was charged with assault Thursday for allegedly attacking a fan at an end-of-summer ball in London on Sept. 26, police and the singer's representative said.
"I was a little out of control", Ms. Winehouse allegedly stated. "I'd had an adverse reaction to some medication I was taking at the time."
"Some of these doctors, man, don't know shit. Well, they might KNOW it but not if it's good or bad, you know what I mean? (giggle)"
Dancer Sherene Flash had been quoted by tabloid newspapers as saying she was struck in the eye by the 25-year-old "Back to Black" singer after asking to take her picture at the Berkeley Ball, a charity function held in central London's Berkeley Square.
Spokesman Chris Goodman said Friday that Winehouse went voluntarily to the police station, where she was arrested and charged. She's been released and is due to appear in court on March 17, police said.
"She asked the judge if this was rehab", stated one court official. "I wonder where she thought she was?"
Winehouse's battles with addiction and frequent run-ins with the law have been highly publicized. She was fined for illegally possessing marijuana in Norway in 2007, and her drug problems have been front page news in Britain, where she was pictured puffing on what appeared to be a crack pipe last year.
Most agree that her 15 minutes are pretty well gone.