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By Douglas Walker

T in the Park officials have given troubled Amy Winehouse permission to jump off stage in the same way as she controversially did at Glastonbury.

The Rehab singer appeared to lash out at a fan after they grabbed her trademark beehive-styled hair at the end of her set.

However last night she won the backing of bosses from the Balado festival who said they didn’t have any plans to restrict her performance.

Winehouse, 24, is due to star on T in the Park’s main stage on the Sunday of the festival which starts a week on Friday.

The beleaguered singer seemed to throw a punch at a member of the audience after climbing down to greet fans at the end of her Glastonbury performance on Saturday night.

However she escaped punishment from police who said they received no assault complaints regarding the incident.

And T in the Park chiefs have also disregarded the fracas saying no special provisions have been implemented to prevent a similar incident.

A spokeswoman confirmed: “We have no intentions of restricting any of our artists’ performances, and we have adequate security measures in place to protect both fans and artists.”

Weekend TV footage from Glastonbury shows Winehouse scuffling with an unseen reveller after she jumped from the Pyramid Stage at the end of her set.

The footage does not indicate a clear cause of the altercation, though witnesses said a fan tried to grab her.

Her spokesman confirmed: “The lashing out was when someone tried to grab her hair and she reacted.”

He added that ‘one person misbehaving’ did not spoil the London-based singer’s enjoyment of her performance.

Earlier, Winehouse could not resist pining for her imprisoned husband Blake Fielder-Civil, telling the audience: “My husband is out of jail in two weeks.” But despite the rambling banter between songs, she produced a top performance.

Recently diagnosed with emphysema, she overcame her troubles in front of 80,000 fans and sang an hour-long set, including hits ‘Rehab’ and ‘You Know I’m No Good’.

The previous night she performed alongside other stars, such as Geri Halliwell and Leona Lewis, at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration concert in London.

T in the Park takes place at Balado, Kinross-shire, from July 11 to July 13, with The Verve, Rage Against The Machine and REM all headlining.

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