'He keeps waking up': Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is 'showing small signs of improvement from coma'
22:48 GMT, 9 August 2012
He was rushed into hospital two nights ago after suffering from multiple organ failure.
And although he's still in a coma Blake Fielder-Civil's girlfriend is continuing to keep a bedside vigil and is convinced he's starting to make a slight improvement.
Amy Winehouse's former husband was put into a medically induced coma after being treated for multiple organ failure and remains on a life-support machine after an alleged drink and drugs binge.
Hospital dash: He was reportedly rushed to a medical facility after he was found choking and suffered multi-organ failure but Blake Fielder-Civil is now stirring
But his girlfriend Sarah Aspin, the mother of his 15-month-old son Jack, said she believed he was beginning to wake up in the hospital in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Fielder-Civil, 30, who has long battled drug addiction, was found choking in bed by Miss Aspin last Friday – just weeks after the first anniversary of Miss Winehouse’s death.
The 34-year-old, who met him in rehab, said: ‘He needs to come out of this, if not for me or himself then for Jack. Jack is only young but knows something is wrong.
‘He has been calling for his dadda. I’m praying for him and would ask everybody to do the same. I know he is going to pull through – he keeps waking up.
Fighting for his life: Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is
reportedly seriously ill after an alleged booze and alcohol
‘I go down to the hospital every day – it’s heartbreaking to see Blake lying there. The doctors aren’t really giving us any indication of how he is doing.
‘He looks like he is getting there though, bit by bit. He hadn’t been taking heroin and he is not a big drinker so I think he may have been taking tablets and they don’t mix well with alcohol.
‘I just hope he realises that he can’t do this any more. He needs to think of Jack. This has got to be a wake-up call for him.
‘If this doesn’t act as a wake-up call for Blake then I don’t know what will.’
And she revealed that the couple had discussed getting married last week – shortly before he staggered home after a drinking session and collapsed.
Big hearted: Mitch Winehouse has urged Amy's fans to support Blake as he fights for his life
She called paramedics, who said Fielder-Civil had swallowed his tongue, choked on vomit and that his left lung was not working.
Meanwhile, last night, Amy’s father Mitch told the singer’s fans to pray for Fielder-Civil, who was released from prison two weeks ago after being jailed in June last year for burglary and possession of an imitation firearm.
Mr Winehouse tweeted: ‘Terrible news about Blake this morning. Remember Amy loved him. Let’s pray for his recovery. Mitch.’
Miss Winehouse met Fielder-Civil, a music video assistant, in a pub in 2005. They married in 2007 before divorcing two years later.
Miss Winehouse, who also struggled with drug addiction, was found dead on July 23 last year at her home in Camden, North London, aged just 27.
A coroner found she was more than five times the drink-drive limit and ruled the singer’s death was the result of drinking too much alcohol.
Fielder-Civil, a recovering drug
addict, had gone out drinking with a friend the previous day and Ms
Aspin said she believed he might have taken an illicit substance.
The day before she was 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.’
Fielder-Civil’s friend, Yeya Juregui, said yesterday that he was still in a coma and urged his fans to ‘keep on praying’.
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.’