Amy Winehouse rushed to hospital

British singer Amy Winehouse performs during the "Rock in Rio" music festival in Lisbon May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

LONDON (Reuters) - Troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse fainted at home on Monday and her father rushed her to hospital for tests, her publicist said.

“Amy was at home this afternoon when she briefly fainted. Fortunately, her manager’s assistant was there to stop her falling,” publicist Tracey Miller said.

“She quickly recovered and her father Mitch took her to hospital as a precaution. Doctors are unsure of the cause of the incident and Amy is currently undergoing tests. She may be kept in overnight for observation.”

The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, 24, has publicly battled drug problems and her personal life has frequently attracted media attention.

Her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, pleaded guilty this month to beating up a bar tender and conspiring to pervert the course of justice by trying to pay him not to testify.