But now it seems Amy Winehouse is finally on the up.
Her sunken cheeks had filled out and her skin had a more healthy glow as she was pictured out in the capital.
Her hair, seen tangled and dishevelled so many times, was neatly tied up with a bow.
An onlooker said: 'She seemed to have colour in her cheeks for once and looked really perky. Her face seemed to have filled out a little.
'Hopefully this means she has finally turned a corner.'
Perhaps the singer is finally heeding advice to improve her health after a series of scares.
Just a few weeks ago, she arrived at a pub to celebrate her 25th birthday underdressed and looking thinner than ever.
Earlier this year, Miss Winehouse, who has fought a yearlong addiction to crack cocaine and heroin, collapsed with convulsions after a suspected overdose.
She has also had treatment for a lung condition and last year suffered 'severe exhaustion'.
Drug dealers who sold a video of Miss Winehouse apparently smoking crack for £50,000 were warned by a court yesterday that the money could be seized.