Blake Fielder-Civil showing 'small signs of improvement' from coma

Amy Winehouse's ex-husband was rushed into hospital after drug binge

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Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is showing "small signs of improvement" after falling into a coma following an alleged drugs binge.

Sarah Aspin, Fielder-Civil's partner believes he is making smalls steps towards recovery as she keeps a vigil at his bedside in a hospital in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, the Huffington Post reports. Apsin found Fielder-Civil, who is 20 years old, yesterday choking in bed following a heavy afternoon drinking session with a friend. He was then rushed to hospital with multiple organ failure.

Aspin, who has a 15-month old son with Fielder-Civil, said yesterday about his condition: ''Blake had a 1pm appointment with the probation service and said he might be late as he was meeting a friend. He's never really been a drinker, but when he got home with this friend, he was slurring his words and staggering — I thought he was on something. I was very angry because he'd been doing so well."

She continued: "I had to get his shoes and trousers off to help him into bed. Next morning I went to get up and heard a horrid scratching and grating breathing sound. I looked round and saw Blake lying there completely grey. His eyes were rolled back and his mouth was locked together."

According to the The Sun, Fielder-Civil had swallowed his tongue and choked on his vomit, with paramedics inserting a tube into his throat to enable him to breathe. The tabloid, which alleges that Fielder-Civil also took heroin, says he may be left with permanent brain damage.

Fielder-Civil was married to Winehouse between 2007 and 2009 and was the subject of much of the lyrical material for her successful second album 'Back To Black'.

He has struggled with drug addiction throughout his adult life and has been forced to undertake several spells in rehab. He has also recently served a two-year prison sentence in Leeds for armed robbery and firearm offences. He was released from prison two weeks ago.

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