Nearly two years on after Amy Winehouse’s death and her ex-husband has decided to appear on the Jeremy Kyle show to talk about how he got his former lover hooked on heroin.
Blake Fielder Civil – who was recently put into a medically induced coma after a drugs binge caused his major organs to fail – opened up on the ITV1 show about how he introduced his ex-spouse to the class A-drug and how she subsequently became addicted to it.
I’ve admitted I was there when she had it first time, yeah it was my doing. I don’t think she would have ever experienced it without me.
“I had maybe had it three or four times and we were in a hotel in East London and for some reason I think I had about ten pounds of heroin with me which is something we used to do after a club.
“I was smoking it on foil and she said can I try some and I said… I might have put up a weak resistance… the fact is whatever I said she did end up having some.
“I have to be really sort of conscious about what I say. I don’t want to feel like I’m shirking responsibility, the fact is what I’m saying is of course I regret it.
“Not just because of the damage it’s caused Amy and Ioss of life but the damage to her family but also to my family and also to me. You know we’ve all sort of gone through this addiction.”
Blake added that he and Amy were only addicted to the drug for four months of their relationship.
“I think some people don’t know or they don’t realise but as far as using heroin or crack goes, I mean the cocaine use was recreational to be honest, out of maybe a six- or seven-year relationship that me and Amy had on and off there was drug use for about four months together.
“We used heroin together as addicts for like four months, then I went to jail, then it got a lot worse while I was in jail and then when I came out of jail, I was told that if I loved her I’d divorce her and set her free and I did.”
He then went onto claim that it was always his and Amy’s intention to remarry once he was released from prison, and the recovering junkie adds that when he was released from jail he found texts on his mobile from the singer shortly before her death.
“I don’t know what dates they were from because when I turned the phone on they were there but there was one talking about being a godmother to Jack (his son).
“We had sort of spoken in the previous weeks about her visiting me and we had had maybe one emotional phone call when we’d said ‘are we thinking about maybe getting back together at some point?’”
Blake added that he is now clean again for the sake of his son, saying: “I don’t want my son going to school and for the other mothers at the gates to say ‘that’s this junky…’
Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch took to Twitter earlier to say that he wasn’t “angry” or “upset” by Blake’s decision to appear on the show. He added though:
“Blake is not donating his fee from Jeremy Kyle show to Amy’s charity or anyone else’s charity.”