“The drug thing has been attributed to me for years,” he told Good Morning Britain. ”Me and Amy only used drugs together maybe six months of our marriage. I did heroin maybe four or five times.”
The 36-year-old, who was married to the singer for two years from 2007 to 2009, said that the blame for Winehouse’s drug use has often been attributed to him.
“I feel I am the only person who has ever taken responsibility,” he continued. ”I feel that there has been a certain sort of shift in the blame to other parties, but I feel that I always took responsibility before that. Amy didn’t do anything Amy didn’t want to do.”
Fielder-Civil also defended himself against claims that he “cashed in” by selling stories to the press about their marriage, claiming it was necessary after being reduced to a desperate financial state because of media attention.
“The story that I sold was more about me taking responsibility for Amy’s situation at the time,” he said.
“To call it cashing in is a bit misleading. I would have done it without any payment. The reasons that I ended up taking money was that I had been in a situation or through my own sort of doing, where I found it really hard to get a job for a long time. I couldn’t really earn money any other way.”
Fielder-Civil went on to criticise plans for a Winehouse hologram tour: ”The way I feel about the actual hologram itself it’s no different to watching a video clip or listening to her music.
“I object to every sort of opportunity that’s been made, it seems since Amy passed away seven years ago there’s been three films, a hologram tour, to me I can’t see many other reasons for this tour.”
Winehouse died on the 23 July 2011 with a coroner attributing her death to alcohol intoxication.
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