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Amy Winehouse Put on Methadone for the Brit Awards, Hubby in Drugs Overdose

February 18, 2008 04:15:30 GMT

Amy Winehouse is reported to have been put on methadone for the Wednesday Brit Awards and meanwhile her husband is reported to have collapsed after overdosing on heroin in prison.


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The Amy Winehouse drama keeps going on. The British troubled singer, who recently left residential treatment at the Capio Nightgale hospital, has reportedly been put on methadone and prescription drugs with the intention that she could attend the forthcoming BRIT Awards.

Amy was praised for her performances of "Rehab" and "You Know I'm No Good" at the 50th annual Grammy Awards held last Sunday, February 10, during which she won 5 awards. Hot on the heels of the Brit Awards, slated to take place Wednesday, February 20, the songbird has agreed to perform her single "Love Is A Losing Game," as well as "Valerie" with Mark Ronson.

"Amy would be far too sick if she was made to go through complete cold turkey. They (medics) have accepted the important thing at the moment is to get her through the awards shows," a source told the Sunday Mirror.

And while her father Mitchell Winehouse has claimed that "Amy's doing really well and really getting better. There has been a fantastic change," it worked much the other way around for her incarcerated husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

Reports are mounting that Blake, who's currently locked up in London's Pentonville prison on charges of GBH and attempting to pervert the course of justice, was rushed to the hospital after overdosing on heroin and an unknown substance.

Blake, according to various reports, was found writhing in agony whilst being violently sick in a cell by guards who instantly set off alarms and activated emergency procedures to save his life. An investigation found out that he had taken a drug believed to be heroin, mixed with a toxic substance.

"A small number of prisoners were treated in health care following the consumption of an unknown substance," a Prison Service spokesman has confirmed.

While it's been reported that there were six other inmates involved and needed treatment to save their lives, there have yet details on when exactly the incident took place nor it is mentioned how he or the other inmates managed to get their hands on heroin.

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