AMY WINEHOUSE’S husband is set to reveal all about his prison torment in his personal diaries.
Like Oscar Wilde, the famous 19th century writer whose Ballad of Reading Gaol was inspired by his time inside, Blake Fielder Civil’s proposed book will include his musings about his difficult time behind bars, in this case at London’s Pentonville Prison, where he is awaiting trial on charges of assault and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
One source said: “He’s been going through hell and back inside. He started writing mostly as a way if getting through the days – but he’s found it a form of therapy.”
In Reading Gaol, Wilde wrote that “each man kills the thing he loves” which might have have some resonance here. Fielder-Civil, 25, is said to have buried his drug habit while incarcerated and he was reportedly put on suicide watch when he first entered prison. Intimate letters from Amy are also reckoned to become part of the book.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed Amy was rushed to hospital on Wednesday (30.01.08) after suffering “dangerous levels” of dehydration while going ‘cold turkey’.
The Rehab singer – who entered London’s Capio Nightingale Hospital last Tuesday (22.01.08) – was taken to a private London clinic where she was put on a drip after suffering horrific withdrawal symptoms.
A source said: “Amy was looking very pale, thin and exhausted.”