'Drug-free' Amy Winehouse performs surprise gig

Wednesday October 6, 2010

Amy Winehouse has made an understated return to the stage with an impromptu set at her local pub.

The troubled singer played six songs at a charity night in the Hawley Arms, including renditions of Tears Dry On Their Own and some new material.

Accoridng to Izzy Lawrence, the woman in charge of the evening's entertainment, the star's performance was wholly unexpected.

"Amy just whispered to me, 'I know I'm not on the line up, but do you mind if I play?" she said. "Obviously I' wasn’t going to say no and she got up and played and it was amazing."

The 27-year-old, who has not given a full performance since 2008, is currently working on her follow-up album to her 2006 record, Back to Black.

And, as she looks to her future in music, Amy has been working hard to get back on track after highly-publicised battles with addictions.

After some time out of the spotlight, she recently revealed she is drug-free – and has been for quite a while.

"I'm much healthier now. I used to use drugs and I haven’t used drugs in almost three years now. It's not a hard thing," Amy – pictured in August - revealed.

"I literally woke up one day and was like 'I don’t want to do this anymore."

Photo: © Getty

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