The ex-husband of the late Amy Winehouse has claimed that the singer tried to kill herself two months before she was found dead.
Blake Fielder-Civil, 34, who split from the Rehab singer in 2009 after a two year marriage, alleges that the star ‘slashed herself’ in a botched suicide attempt only eight weeks before she died from alcohol poisoning.
According to Blake, Amy called while his partner Sarah was in labour to remind him that it was their wedding anniversary, despite being engaged to the director Reg Travis.
I told her I couldn’t talk, as Sarah was having my baby and hung up… In hindsight, I should have known that would really upset and hurt her.
Amy would have loved to have a child, yet it was Sarah having a baby with me and not her. But I was caught up in the moment and I didn’t think.
The day after, I phoned her to apologise and say happy anniversary and she told me she had cut herself really badly. She said it had been serious.
Blake is convinced that the 27-year-old’s death in 2011 was a second suicide attempt – a toxicology report confirmed the star died of alcohol poisoning – and that her family should have noticed the signs.
Winehouse and Fielder-Civil had a turbulent marriage and the pair were both addicted to heroin and alcohol. Amy manged to get clean, however, when Blake was sent to prison for assault.
Despite this, Blake revealed that she failed to stop drinking and would drink ‘miniatures’ every day, and that she must have known she was drinking more than she could handle when she died.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.