Mitch Winehouse urges fans to pray for the recovery of ex-husband Blake, who is now in coma. Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse took to Twitter Thursday to urge fans to pray for the recovery of her bad-boy ex-husband, Blake Fielder Civil, who is in a coma following a drug and alcohol binge, according to MailOnline.com.
“Terrible news about Blake this morning. Remember Amy loved him. Let’s pray for his recovery,” he tweeted.
The public show of support is unexpected. Winehouse has been outspoken about how much he disapproves of Fielder-Civil since he and Amy first got together – they divorced after two years of marriage in 2009 – and has written about it in his book, “Amy, My Daughter.”
“It occured to me recently that one of the biggest-selling UK albums of the 21st century so far is all about the biggest low-life that god ever put breath into,” wrote Winehouse of Amy’s seminal, Five Grammy Award-Winning album “Back To Black,” which was largely written about her relationship with Fielder-Civil.
In June, Winehouse appeared on “Piers Morgan Tonight” to talk about his late daughter.
“Blake introduced her [Amy] to class A drugs and she took to it like a duck to water,” he said, later adding that Fielder-Civil had shown remorse.
“I’ve ruined something beautiful,” Fielder-Civil had lamented.
Despite harboring hard feelings, Winehouse does not blame him for his daughter’s death.
“Of course I don’t blame Blake for Amy’s death. That was just a terribly unfortunate accident,” he said.
Fielder-Civil has a long history with drug-dependency, and was jailed for 32 months in February last year for burglary and fake firearm possession.
Mitch Winehouse continues to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity that helps support and care for young people at financial or physical disadvantage as well as problems with addiction.