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Report: Amy Winehouse's Ex-Husband in Coma on Life Support

Blake Fielder-Civil rushed to hospital after alleged overdose

August 9, 2012 9:50 AM ET
Blake Fielder-Civil
Blake Fielder-Civil
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Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is reportedly on life support in a medically induced coma after an alleged overdose, according to The Sun. Fielder-Civil was found August 3rd by current partner Sarah Aspin, mother to his baby son Jack, choking on his vomit in the early morning after a bender the previous afternoon. He was rushed to a hospital in West Yorkshire, England. Fielder-Civil has reportedly suffered multiple organ failures.

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch tweeted support today for Fielder-Civil, writing, "Terrible news about Blake this morning. Remember Amy loved him. Let's pray for his recovery." Winehouse and Fielder-Civil were married from 2007-09, when the pair split after a relationship marked by reports of violence and substance abuse. Winehouse died in 2011.

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