Published On: Thu, Sep 14th, 2023
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Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband ‘carries burden of blame’ for her death | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV


The ex-husband of late singer Amy Winehouse says it’s time he stopped carrying the burden of being blamed for her death.

And Blake Fielder-Civil said he would do “almost everything” differently if he could go back in time.

Blake, 41, was married to Amy for two years between 2007 and 2009, and has said he introduced the Back To Black singer to heroin.

He was in prison when the singer died aged 27 from alcohol poisoning in July 2011.

They both battled substance abuse issues during their marriage.

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain – on what would have been Amy’s 40th birthday – Blake said: “I think about her a lot, I thought about her this morning when I woke up and said my happy birthday to her. I’ll always, always, always miss her.

“Obviously, we had our issues. I think if it wouldn’t have been for certain factors…it would have been completely different, a different relationship, a different outcome.”

He said fame at a young age, together with addiction were the major contributors.

Asked what he would change if he could go back, Blake said: “Almost everything.”

And quizzed on whether he thinks he is still held responsible for her death, Blake said: “I do, and that’s okay.

“I can’t change how other people feel. But for me, personally, I needed to stop carrying that cross on my own. I’ve carried that burden myself for over 10 years. I feel that I’m the only person within that story that’s ever held any accountability, that has ever tried to say, ‘Yeah, I made some huge mistakes’.

“I was a 20-something-year-old drug addict, so I had no idea how to make myself clean, let alone somebody else who was a big cog in the machine for a record label. And there were vested interests in Amy carrying on performing.”

Blake confirmed Amy had not tried heroin until she saw him taking it. He added: “I didn’t know what I was doing.

“I wasn’t going into it with an intention of this happening.”

He went on: “I think that they [her friends and family] would have said Amy wouldn’t want me to have taken the burden for the past 10-plus years.”



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