Amy Winehouse’s husband was released from jail yesterday after almost a year behind bars for his part in a vicious assault on a pub landlord.
Blake Fielder-Civil left Edmonds Hill prison in Suffolk at 8am looking pale and with his arms covered in red scars.
The 26-year-old, who has fought a long battle with drug addiction, was not due to be released until next month but was freed after agreeing to attend rehab.
Miss Winehouse herself was not there to meet him, leading to rumours of a rift between the pair.
Winehouse, who left hospital on Monday after receiving ongoing treatment for a ‘chest infection’, looked far from jubilant as she emerged from the residence at 4pm this afternoon with make-up smeared across her face.
She appeared to be in an agitated state, lunging at a photographer stationed outside her home shouting: ‘Who’s first? Who wants some?’.
She refused to comment on her husband’s release.
After attending a drugs and alcohol clinic Winehouse was pictured clutching a prescription and falling into a cab as she returned home, her face streaked with dirt and tears.
A couple of hours later her father Mitch turned up at her flat and not long after a pizza delivery arrived.
After they had eaten no-nonsense Mitch shepherded his subdued daughter to his cab.
The singer appeared to have showered and to have changed her clothes after her father’s arrival.
Fielder-Civil was sentenced to 27 months in prison in July after assaulting barman James King, 36, outside a pub in East London and plotting to bribe him with £200,000 not to testify.
He had already spent nine months in custody after his arrest in November last year.
After leaving the prison, Fielder-Civil said: ‘Now all I want to do is see Amy. It’s tough inside – bloody horrible, but I’m out and that’s all that matters. It’s brilliant.’
No show: An agitated Amy Winehouse outside her Camden home today
He added: ‘It’s welcome to the free world for me and Barack Obama.’
It is understood Fielder-Civil will be assessed at a rehab clinic for several weeks before being reunited with his wife.
It’s almost a year to the day since eight plain-clothed officers hand-cuffed Fielder-Civil at the couple’s flat in Bow, East London, and led him off to cells as a hysterical Winehouse watched on.
Take that: Winehouse attacked a waiting photographer outside her house
Fielder-Civil’s own mother has previously expressed concern about his return to Winehouse’s world and his family are desperate for him to stay with them at their Lincolnshire home.
Georgette Civil said in July: ‘Giving him and Amy another chance is like putting a gun to Blake’s head while playing Russian roulette.’
‘If he goes it could be a death sentence for the two of them.’
That’s enough now Amy: Mitch carries his daughter’s washbag as he helps her into his waiting cab