updated 05/27/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/27/2011 AT 8:20 AM ET
Who can try to make Amy Winehouse go to rehab and succeed? Her dad.
The singer’s rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the 27-year-old singer checked into a rehab clinic on Wednesday as part of an ongoing battle with alcohol addiction.
She “has embarked on a treatment program at the Priory Clinic. She wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer and decided to seek an assessment. She will remain at the Priory on doctors’ advice,” the rep said in a statement.
According to a source close to the singer, it was a move initiated by her father Mitch Winehouse. “Her dad sat her down and said ‘I think you’re drinking too much again.’ So she agreed to go an assessment to stop it becoming a bigger problem.”