Just days ago things appeared to be looking up for Amy Winehouse, as the singer was snapped looking unusually groomed and glam.
But the fresh start didn't last long, and the troubled star gave another ropey performance at the Staffordshire leg of the V Festival yesterday, after missing last year's event because of ill health.
Clad in rolled-up jeans, a skimpy vest and headscarf, the dishevelled 24-year-old took to the stage to boos from the audience after keeping the crowd and her band waiting.
Late appearance: Amy Winehouse's band and the crowd had to wait for the dishevelled singer to arrive
Looking sallow-faced and grubby with dark smears of make-up around her eyes, she coughed and spluttered her way through the set, forgetting the words to Back to Black and mumbling to herself between songs.
Amy dedicated Wake Up Alone to husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who is serving a 27-month prison sentence, which prompted a smattering of boos from the crowd.
Glug: Amy has some liquid refreshment during the performance
But she managed to win over the audience, leading them in a sing-a-long of the Zutons' hit Valerie to close the set.
The gig was expected to be her third last before she takes an extended break from playing live.
Fuschia looks bright: Just days ago Amy looked far more groomed and glam