Amy Winehouse ex on life support

2012-08-09 22:05
London - The ex-husband of Amy Winehouse is on life support in a British hospital after an apparent drink and drug binge just over a year after the untimely death of the Rehab singer, Britain's Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.

Blake Fielder-Civil, 30, who was married to Winehouse for about two years until 2009 and was widely blamed for fuelling her own addiction to drugs, was found choking on his vomit last week after a drinking session and a reported dose of heroin, The Sun said in an exclusive report.

His girlfriend Sarah Aspin told the newspaper that Fielder-Civil had suffered multiple organ failure and that doctors had put him in a coma.

"I'm praying he'll survive but I'm having to prepare myself that he may never wake up," Aspin was quoted as saying.

Winehouse was found dead in her London home on 23 July 2011, at the age of 27 from what officials later determined was accidental alcohol poisoning. There were no illicit drugs in her system.

Winehouse's father Mitch asked for prayers from his daughter's fans. "Terrible news about Blake this morning. Remember Amy loved him. Let's pray for his recovery. Mitch," he said in a Twitter posting.

Fielder-Civil and Winehouse had a turbulent relationship, punctuated by violent fights and reports of heavy use of cocaine, heroin and ecstasy. He also served six months in prison stemming from a 2007 assault on a London pub landlord.

Winehouse's family have said that their daughter beat her drug dependency about three years before her death.


  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-09 22:35

    Come on druggies - tell us how harmless dope is....

      al.chemist.7106 - 2012-08-09 22:49

      Agreed. A friend started smoking weed because it was "harmless". Then one night he tried ecstasy, because according to him, what harm could it do? One thing led to another and he wound up dead from an overdose. Nothing anyone did or said could prevent him, he just turned violent if we tried.

      brendon.nel.7 - 2012-08-10 06:10

      Get real man. I don't touch the stuff but people always blame dagga for being the \gate-way\ drug. What does every addict use before dope?? That right alcohol! Now try and tell we again what's the real problem? When was the last time u had one to many to drink druggie?

      karolina.dean.5 - 2012-08-10 06:42

      Agreed Brendon! Alcohol is right up there with the hardcore stuff. It destroys lives when abused in exactly the same way as any other drug.

      merven.halo - 2012-08-10 08:27

      @Brendon, and that is why the government is slowly taking care of alcohol and cigarettes also.

      brendon.nel.7 - 2012-08-10 09:30

      @ merven- but will it work? How many jobs are reliant on alcohol and cigarette production. Perhaps stricter regulations are required. How many millions of rands in taxable revenue are lost due to zol being criminalized. Its a serious catch 22.

      angela.monaghansandells - 2012-08-11 08:18

      I'm certainly not a druggie. But I reckon a bottle of Klippies is a lot more harmful. I don't know anyone who beat the daylights out of their wife after smoking a joint though..just saying..

  • markallenrsa - 2012-08-09 22:51

    Good govt money being spent on complete failure who has made no attempt to turn his life around.

  • juannepierre - 2012-08-10 04:31


  • Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-08-10 06:45

    Just switch those machines off please.

  • Salome Luella Potgieter - 2012-08-10 07:56

    ..good riddance..

  • fran.aphane - 2012-08-10 08:29

    He is just a junkie who misses his Amy and is following her to the grave?

  • nitha.ramkilawan - 2012-08-10 08:41

    Well as they say 'WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND ' I wonder if they knew that the world is bless with the wonderful gift known as 'THE LORD'

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