11:20 am - 08/09/2012

Winehouse Ex In Medically Induced Coma Following Drinking Binge

Mitch Winehouse has urged his daughter's fans to pray for her ex-husband who is fighting for his life after an apparent drink and drugs binge.

Blake Fielder-Civil, 30, was found choking in bed by his partner Sarah Aspin last Friday, before being rushed to hospital with multiple organ failure.

Mitch said it was "terrible news". Writing on Twitter, he added: "Remember Amy loved him. Let's pray for his recovery."

Fielder-Civil, a recovering drug addict, had gone out drinking with a friend the previous day and Aspin, who is mother to his 15-month-old son, said she believed he might have taken an illicit substance.

He was put into an induced coma and is on a life support machine in hospital in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Aspin, 34, who met Winehouse's former husband in rehab three years ago, told the Sun: "The doctors 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."

Aspin said Fielder-Civil attended an appointment with the probation service in Morley and then met a friend the day before he was rushed to hospital. He returned home slurring his words and staggering before being put to bed.

The next morning Aspin woke to find him unconscious. Paramedics confirmed he had swallowed his tongue and choked on his vomit.

Fielder-Civil has long battled heroin addiction and spent time in prison in 2007. He was jailed again in June last year for burglary and possession of an imitation firearm. He left prison wearing an electronic tag two weeks ago in preparation for his full release.

The former music video assistant married Winehouse in 2007 but they divorced two years later.


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principino 9th-Aug-2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
I find it a little tough to swallow that Mitch wants his daughter's fans to wish well for this man.
die2nitelive4ev 9th-Aug-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
I find it hard to swallow anything Mitch says, especially when he was signing copies of his autobiography outside Amy's house on the anniversary of her death.
menorahmajora 9th-Aug-2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
ugh he's like Michael Lohan >:( I feel like so many people failed Amy.
starcrossedkiss 9th-Aug-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
I see your point, but I could see him never wanting anyone else to go through what he went through... losing your child to something so fucking pointless.
ponpiri 9th-Aug-2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
Why not? Would you want him dead....
hescounterfeit 10th-Aug-2012 02:00 am (UTC)
Mitch has admitted that he and Blake's parents intervention in their marriage caused a huge downfall, and probably eventually made Amy and Blake worse off than if they had stayed together. They were deeply in love and never moved on from each other and got much worse once they were separated.

I feel like Blake probably did this on purpose out of grief over Amy.
invisible_cunt 9th-Aug-2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
yes mitch, let's pray for the reason your daughter is dead
quinnthevixen 9th-Aug-2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
Well he was an enabler and an instigator, amongst other things, but no one can force someone else to be an addict. It's a disease, not a choice.
satellite__eyes 9th-Aug-2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
invisible_cunt 9th-Aug-2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
nobody can force someone else to be an addict
but you can choose to do drugs, and which drugs to do
die2nitelive4ev 9th-Aug-2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
I believe she was influenced by the man she loved and would do anything for him. If she had fell in love with a man who was T total her life might have gone differently. He didnt make her but he probably influenced her, you do crazy shit when you trust someone.
howlin_wolf_66 10th-Aug-2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
Even if you have a dislike for someone, if you're a decent person then you don't want someone else to go through what your daughter went through.

ch33rylips 9th-Aug-2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
I can't believe anybody srsly replied to your ass, welp I guess noobs will eventually learn...
ginger_maya 9th-Aug-2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
After reading your comments on this thread all I can say is "Congratulations, you get the Vile Ignorant Dumbfuck Troll Award of the day."
satellite__eyes 9th-Aug-2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
I'd never wish the pain of addiction on anyone. Glad to see Mitch is being a more understanding individual than these people commenting in here. Hopefully he can pull through.
actxappalledx 9th-Aug-2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
I completely agree
lunarsole 9th-Aug-2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
x_butterfly19_x 9th-Aug-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)

baroness 9th-Aug-2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
thank you.
jjro 9th-Aug-2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
I agree.
omgthatsfun 9th-Aug-2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
ponpiri 9th-Aug-2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
Right. Very off-putting.
aujourlejour 9th-Aug-2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
hannahgrace456 9th-Aug-2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
MTE. I'm disgusting by nearly every comment and I'm not even on the second page.
proveuarehuman 9th-Aug-2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
this so much, thanks for being the voice of reason among the infinite stupidity and ignorance that surrounds mental diseases/addictions
megisthesex 9th-Aug-2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
genbu_no_miko24 10th-Aug-2012 12:44 am (UTC)
goldengal1193 9th-Aug-2012 03:30 pm (UTC)

mydogfred 9th-Aug-2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
holy shit
teaaet 9th-Aug-2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
i hate myself for thinking he is still so fucking hot
goldengal1193 9th-Aug-2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
Fine. I hope he survives.

I don't like when people die/are dying, regardless of who they are.

die2nitelive4ev 9th-Aug-2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
And Mitch wants Amy fans to pray for a man who essentially killed their idol?
aaameeting 9th-Aug-2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, not taking responsibility for Amy's action??

Real low of you...
die2nitelive4ev 9th-Aug-2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
Last time you commented you said Xtina was better than Billie Holliday so it;s not even worth replying logically to you

Go and smoke some weed and pretend you're hardcore.
thetrustoryofme 9th-Aug-2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
while i get what youre saying:
1.) she was her own person who had the capacity to make her own choices.
2.) he's obviously troubled. be a better person and hope that no one (or their loved ones for that) has to go through an ordeal like this.
hannahgrace456 9th-Aug-2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
What? No one made Amy have the addiction issues and make the poor choices that she did. He may have influenced her, but at the end of the day she was the one that made those choices. Addiction is a very troubling situation and as someone who has become estranged to a parent due to alcoholism, I feel absolute deep sympathy for Amy and her family, but it is important to recognize that Amy was the only one responsible for what happened to her.
megisthesex 9th-Aug-2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
i'll always love amy but she made her own choices.
velvetunicorn 9th-Aug-2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
She had addiction problems before she ever met Blake.
watchsnowfall 9th-Aug-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
why would you let a recovering addict sleep alone after a binge
aaameeting Re: alcoholism9th-Aug-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a keeper
pabu Re: alcoholism9th-Aug-2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
you're just a great big old dick in this post. i feel sorry for you.
starcrossedkiss Re: alcoholism9th-Aug-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry :-(

I am 4 months in on a breakup with a guy I was with 6 and half years.

he had a drinking problem. and still does. but believes it is not a problem. so many nights of tears and fights over it. him saying I was crazy, he had no problems. it wore me down.

he won't change til he believes he needs to change, and he doesn't believe it.

and me, being the idiot I am, just wants to work things out with him. but he won't make that one change he needs to, I just need to realize this.

I hope it gets better for you, but unless he thinks he has a problem and wants to change, he won't. and it will get worse. much worse. :-(
thetrustoryofme Re: alcoholism9th-Aug-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
im sorry bb. that sounds like a really tough situation to be in. some family members of mine have serious alcohol problems, so i know how hard that is on the people around them.
phallus Re: alcoholism9th-Aug-2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
I never really understood alcoholism until a friend of ours got so drunk he got kicked out of the bar the first moment he walked in, jumped on cars, broke his ankle and got arrested for sleeping on top of a hood of a car.
tigermilk Re: alcoholism9th-Aug-2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
After dating an abusive alcoholic, I am pro-don't date an alcoholic.
kurtvonnegut 9th-Aug-2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
bb aren't you pregnant? you and your kids should not be in that environment.
pabu Re: alcoholism9th-Aug-2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
If we won't go to rehab then I wouldn't stay with him. It's a dangerous situation and you would putting yourself as well as your mental state at risk. I know you love him, but you can't stay around if he won't.

He has to have some issues that resulted in this, but if he won't sort through and seek help, he won't ever get better. My father was an alcoholic and I went through a drinking binge phase where I became extremely violent and hit people and then ended up becoming suicidal and beating my head against concrete until my face unrecognizable.

Get out as soon as you can if he won't seek help.
lonely_goatherd Re: alcoholism9th-Aug-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
yikes. alcoholism is the worst. literally no one in my family (on both sides) hasn't been affected by it at some point (including myself) and a friend of mine recently exited rehab for the second time only to be left at home with money by her parents and she relapsed again. it's rough, man
hannahgrace456 Re: alcoholism9th-Aug-2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
I know this is hard to hear, but you really need to get out now. Do you have any friends or family you can stay with? This is clearly not a safe environment for you to be in, physically or emotionally. You need to cut ties with him as soon as you can. My father is an alcoholic and the hardest thing for my mom to do was leave him (I even stayed for a month after she did because I didn't want to leave him alone), but she's so thankful that she did. I was devastated when I realized he wasn't safe to be around anymore, but if I hadn't left him I would've been left in a very dangerous situation. It's really scary, but you have to do it live a safe, happy, and healthy life.
starcrossedkiss 9th-Aug-2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
It's so weird to think that if amy never met blake.... so many things would be different.

It's sad blake has ended up this way, but it was only a matter of time.... it's sad with all the help thrown at him he has not been able to fight the demon.

I hope he recovers and this is a wake up call, but I do not have a good feeling about this.

so sad.
die2nitelive4ev 9th-Aug-2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's be being an optimist but her friends said in her Frank days she was completely against drugs and almost looked badly on drug users. You fall for who you fall for.
xtinkerbellax 9th-Aug-2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
IA, addiction isn't the main problem most of the time, if he weren't in her life she probably still would have had problems.
satellite__eyes 9th-Aug-2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
Agreed. This behavior would have come out eventually.

Edited at 2012-08-09 04:09 pm (UTC)
ch33rylips 9th-Aug-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
She would have Amy wasn't some angel before Blake she used to drink, cut, and I'm pretty sure she had an ED too.
hannahgrace456 9th-Aug-2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
Honestly, if she hadn't met Blake she would've developed issues with someone else. If someone has a mental imbalance and underlying psychological issues like Amy did, it doesn't matter where they are or who they're around, those issues will come up in one way or another.
drypumpernickel 9th-Aug-2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
Has anyone here read 'Beautiful Boy' by David Sheff? It really sheds light on what addiction does to people and their families.

It's good that Mitch has enough goodwill to wish this guy well.
the_bluechannel 9th-Aug-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
I bought it used and haven't read it. But my mom picked it up and read it in like two nights and she won't stop raving about it.
anna_bea2 9th-Aug-2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
yikes :(
derbysinner 9th-Aug-2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
This is a terrible situation and I hope he gets help

Also, sorry to be a stickler for details, but he didn't swallow his tongue, that's medically impossible.
jrdotcom 9th-Aug-2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!

Articles like this with irresponsible reporting take all the hard work some of us go through (son is Epileptic = 12 yrs of trying to educate)and trow it down the toilet.
captaintrash 10th-Aug-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
I can't believe how many people think that swallowing your own tongue is possible. Even before I had an epileptic boyfriend and read up on that shit, I knew that shit had no logic behind it.
railway 10th-Aug-2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
Right! I couldn't take anything else away from the article because of that. Which is awful of me, I know.
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