Producer Mark Ronson is convinced Amy Winehouse will soon be back to full health - because performing is speeding her recovery.
The troubled singer has suffered a string of health problems this year, including a stint in rehab, a bout of infectious skin condition impetigo and most recently being diagnosed with traces of deadly lung disease emphysema.
But the Back To Black hitmaker emerged from hospital at the weekend (28-29Jun08) to play at Nelson Mandela's birthday celebrations in London and at U.K. music festival Glastonbury.
Winehouse has since been released from the London clinic where she was being treated, with her representative confirming the star intends to perform at several more events throughout the summer (08).
And Ronson insists that his close friend is gaining strength from her live shows.
He says, "I've been to see Amy a few times in hospital and she seems to be picking up. Performing is the best medicine for her."