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Amy Winehouse ex fights for life after drink and drug binge

Alison Potter
By Alison Potter Published on 9 August 2012

Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is on life-support after collapsing from a cocktail of drink and drugs. Blake, 30, was found choking in bed after drinking and reportedly taking heroin and morphine. He was rushed to hospital in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, suffering from multiple organ failure and put into an induced coma. Doctors have warned that they can’t rule out permanent brain damage.

Amy Winehouse ex fights for life after drink and drug binge

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His partner Sarah Aspin, who is the mother of Blake’s 15-month-old son, 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.

“I’m praying he’ll survive, but I’m having to prepare myself that he may never wake up.”

“I am devastated, just devastated, at what has happened.”

According to The Sun, Blake had been drinking all afternoon and staggered home “slurring his words”.

34-year-old Sarah found him unresponsive in bed at 6am the following morning.

She explained: “They said he had swallowed his tongue and choked on his vomit. They were putting a tube in his throat and pumping oxygen into his mouth. I was terrified.

“At the hospital I realised they were frantically working on him, trying to keep him alive.

“They said his left lung was not working and they were trying to clear it.

“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.”

Blake's former father-in-law Mitch Winehouse has urged his daughter’s fans to “pray” for him, after hearing the “terrible news”.

Mitch wrote on Twitter: “Remember Amy loved him. Let’s pray for his recovery.”

Blake has long battled a heroin addiction and has been in and out of prison following the death of Amy.

He was also rushed to intensive care days after the first anniversary of ex-wife Amy Winehouse’s death from accidental alcoholic poisoning.

Blake was jailed in June last year after he was found with £4,000 stolen goods and an imitation gun, but he was freed with a tag two weeks ago in preparation for full release later this month.

by Alison Potter

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