Amy Winehouse's ex-husband hits out at 'opportunity taking' hologram tour

Chris Edwards

Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil has hit out her father’s plans to stage a hologram tour for her fans.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain today (November 11), Fielder-Civil expressed his disapproval of Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse cashing in on his late daughter’s legacy.

“The way I feel about the actual hologram itself it’s no different to watching a video clip or listening to her music,” he said.

“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.”

The singer died in 2011 at the age of 27.

However, host Piers Morgan pointed out that Blake also cashed in on Winehouse when he sold his story to the press.

“To call it cashing in is a bit misleading,” replied Fielder Civil. “I would have done it without any money but the reason I ended up taking money was I had been in a situation where I found it really hard to get a job and couldn’t really earn money any other way.”

In response to his comments, Winehouse’s family said in a statement: “All the family’s proceeds from the hologram tour will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation which is helping 1000s of young people around the UK and abroad through its drugs and alcohol education, music programmes, women’s recovery house and much more.

“Though there has been positive reaction from her fans, not everyone has to welcome the hologram. But ultimately Amy believed passionately in helping those in need and that is a vital part of her legacy we want to secure.”

Fielder-Civil also refused to take full responsibility for getting Winehouse, who died at 27, into hard drugs.

“The drug thing has been attributed to me for years, the fact me and Amy only used drugs together six months of our marriage – that was it,” he said.

“I’m not willing to be the only person to take responsibility. I feel like I’m the only one who has taken responsibility since Amy died.”

He added: “People don’t realise Amy didn’t do anything Amy didn’t want to do. I will always carry a burden of guilt of how I should have acted.”

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