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Amy Winehouse back in hospital after collapse

Los Angeles, February 15: Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse is back in hospital after collapsing on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.

The “Back to Black” hitmaker reportedly collapsed suddenly and was rushed to a medical facility on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia where she has been enjoying a sunshine break since December.

Some sources have told the British newspaper The Sun that Amy "had been drinking heavily" during her stint on the Caribbean resort.

“She looked in a terrible state, a shaking mess. The people with her were very concerned,” the British tabloid quoted a source as saying.

A representative for the 25-year-old singer says she collapsed after running out of medication she had been using in her ongoing battle against drugs.

The controversial British singer, who has a history of drug use, struggled with numerous health problems throughout 2008. She has been in and out of hospitals last year and had a stint in rehab.

Amy's spokesperson confirmed she was admitted in the hospital after running out of a drug replacement she has been using. He said that the singer was recovering well and was expected to leave the facility shortly.

Meanwhile, the five-time Grammy winner Amy, best known for a string of R&B hits including "Rehab", is embroiled in divorce proceedings with her jailed husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

Irked by Blake’s act of publicly humiliating her, Amy has now decided not to give Blake a penny of her 10-million pound fortune. The infuriated singer has reportedly withdrawn a £100,000 divorce settlement offer after Blake criticized her in the media.

"What with the moral grounds for complaint - his public bad-mouthing of her - Amy decided to reduce her initial offer of '£100,000 take-it-or-leave-it', to zero," The Mirror quoted a source early this month as saying.

"She's adamant he's been living off her coat-tails for too long and does not deserve a penny more. Amy is turning her life around and wants Blake out of it."

Blake, the 26-year-old former video production assistant, is currently serving a jail term in Edmunds Hill Prison for assault and attempting to pervert the course of justice.