When British singer Amy Winehouse was charged with assaulting a fan last week, her latest run-in with the law didn’t turn too many heads. We learned today, however, the charge will have much more significant consequences: Amy Winehouse has been denied a work visa by the U.S. government, blocking her from entering the country or performing the massive Coachella festival in April. Winehosue was charged with common assault for allegedly punching fan Sherene Flash after being asked by Flash if her friend could join them for a photo.
“Amy is absolutely gutted,” a source told the Mirror. “She was looking forward to getting back on stage and this was going to be one of the biggest shows of her life. She was second on the bill on the Saturday night to the Killers. As well as 75,000 fans, there would have been top record execs there too so she might have even tried out some new material.”
Ironically, Lily Allen was also denied a U.S. work visa back in 2007 because she allegedly assaulted a photographer. The singer was recently allowed back into the country to promote her newest album, It’s Not Me, It’s You. Winehouse, however, won’t be invading the U.S. until her legal case is resolved.