Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is fighting for his life 'following alcohol and drugs binge'
01:47 GMT, 9 August 2012
Life-threatening: Blake Fiedler-Civil is said to be fighting for his life
AMY Winehouse’s ex-husband is fighting is for his life following an alcohol and drugs binge, it was claimed last night.
Blake Fielder-Civil, 30, was reportedly found choking in bed after a drinking session, and rushed to hospital in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
He is currently on a life-support machine after suffering multi-organ failure.
Sarah Aspin, 34, mother of
Fielder-Civil’s 15-month-old son Jack, said she is having to prepare
herself ‘that he may never wake up’.
told The Sun: ‘The doctors say they don’t know the prognosis. They said
they put him in a coma to help him and due to infection.’
Aspin said they the couple discussed getting married just last week –
but he later staggered home after a drinking session with a friend.
She called paramedics, who said Fielder-Civil had swallowed his tongue, choked on his vomit and his left lung was not working.
Aspin said: ‘They let me in to hold his hand after 45 minutes. I found
out later that they did that because they thought he was going to die.’
Fielder-Civil’s friend, Yeya Juregui, said yesterday that he was still in a coma and urged his fans to ‘keep on praying’.
She said on Twitter: ‘Honestly, I haven’t read news about this but I have Blake on Facebook and all of his friends are concerned about him.’
Fielder-Civil, who has battled a heroin addiction for years, was jailed in 2008 for assault – and again last year for burglary and imitation firearm possession.
Fighting for his life: Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is
reportedly seriously ill after an alleged booze and alcohol
He said in 2010: ‘You wake up and you’re poorly. Then you have to see somebody you don’t really like to pick up drugs (and) then perhaps you can function throughout the day.
‘The nature of addiction is that you have to persevere in it, otherwise the physical sickness you get is unbearable.’
Winehouse, who also struggled with addiction, was found dead in July 2011 at her home in Camden, north London, at the age of just 27.
Hospital dash: He was reportedly rushed to a medical facility after he was found choking and suffered multi-organ failure
The singer’s death was the result of drinking too much alcohol, a coroner said, and she was more than five times the drink-drive limit.
Winehouse met Fielder-Civil in a pub in 2005 and they married in Miami in 2007 just a month after becoming engaged, but divorced two years later.
Last year his mother Georgette Fielder-Civil admitted she was fearful for his health.
Nobody was available for comment last night at West Yorkshire Police or at Dewsbury and District Hospital.