Blake Fielder-Civil, who was recently released from jail on conspiracy charges and attending drug rehab near London, told a British paper that he was the one who introduced Winehouse to hard drugs.
"I introduced her to heroin, crack cocaine and self-harming. I feel more than guilty," Blake confesses on the tape. "...I dragged Amy into it and without me there is no doubt that she would never have gone down that road. I ruined something beautiful."
And now he says the only way to save the once-heralded junkie is to leave her.
"Now I have to let her go to save her life. I am not abandoning her. I am doing this out of love."
"...The most dignified thing I can ever do in my life is to release somebody I love from my (expletive) grasp, from my clutches. When I see pictures of Amy and the state she's in it tears my heart out. I just want to pick her up and help her. But I can't -- because I'm the man who caused it all. It scares me to death that I can't fix Amy."
"But for her recovery I have to leave her alone," he finishes.
Winehouse is currently in the hospital suffering from what her reps claim is an "allergic reaction."
December 1, 2008
Recent Amy Winehouse news
Amy Winehouse is diagnosed with emphysema
Amy Winehouse arrested
Amy Winehouse attacks a photographer outside her house...we've got the photos!