Singer Amy Winehouse has defended her husband in a series of texts after the couple were involved in a violent row which left them both bloodied and bruised.
Amy denied Blake was the cause of the argument, 24 hours earlier after which the 23-year-old singer, who has spent most of the summer in and out of rehab for crack and heroin addiction, was seen with bandages covering her arm, blood-spattered shoes and a gashed knee.
And in a series of texts between the Rehab singer and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, she defended her husband who she claimed “saved my life”.
Amy told Perez: “Blake is the best man in the world. We would never ever harm each other… I was cutting myself after he found me in our room about to do drugs with a call girl and rightly said I wasn’t good enough for him. I lost it and he saved my life.”
The texts followed a very public bust-up in the early hours of yesterday when guests at the Sanderson hotel reported hearing the sound of clattering furniture and screaming coming from their £500-a-night suite.
In another text Amy defended husband Blake, and told Perez: “He did not and never has hurt me. He has such a hard time and he so supportive… He is an amazing man who saved my life again and got cut badly for his troubles.
“All he get’s is horrible stories printed about him and he just keeps quiet, but this is too much.”
She added: “I’ll be alright. I need to fight my man’s corner for him though.”
The fight in the early hours of yesterday left 23-year-old Miss Winehouse with blood staining her pink ballet shoes and the knees of her jeans.
Purple bruises could be seen on the side of her neck and her knuckles were swollen.
But her 24-year-old husband appeared to have come off a lot worse - with cuts and scratches on both cheeks and around his neck.
Before the big fight, the singer had made a solo trip out of the hotel at 11pm, walking a few yards down the road to meet and hug a girl in her 20s before returning alone.
An eyewitness said it appeared the girl handed over some kind of small package to Miss Winehouse as they hugged.
The singer returned to her hotel room and within hours other guests complained of raised voices, clattering furniture and screaming.
Shortly afterwards, the concierge was called.
Miss Winehouse, who has a history of self-harming, had asked for medical assistance to patch up cuts on her arm.
At around 2.30am, said guests, the fight sounded like it had restarted - then Miss Winehouse was seen sprinting down the corridor to the lift, pursued by her badly bleeding husband.
One guest who got into the lift to reception at the same time said they started shouting at each other. “Amy was in floods of tears. This guy was screaming at her.
“She was cowering in the corner and I thought he was going to hit her. When the lift door opened, she took off across the lobby at a real pace.
“He was chasing after her and was about five paces behind by the time she got to the main hotel entrance.”
The couple then dashed into the street.
An eyewitness said: “Just after 3am, Amy came sprinting out and down the road.
“She was in a real state of panic. Blake was running after her, but couldn’t catch up.
“Amy was so hell-bent on getting away from him that she ran into the middle of the street and flagged down a random car that happened to be full of girls.
“She was saying, ‘Quickly, I have to get in, I have to get away, please help me’.
“Her voice was breaking, you could tell she was scared.
“The car drove off at speed and ended up about a mile away at Charing Cross station. Amy got out and went into a 24-hour shop to buy cigarettes.
“She was looking completely out of her head. Blake ran after the car for a while. He spent the next half hour or so wandering around in a daze with blood over his face, looking in doorways for her, shouting her name out.
“Eventually, he got through to her on the mobile.
Seen later walking together arm-in-arm, Amy and Blake had clearly kissed and made up as they put on a public display of affection in Soho in the early hours of today.
The couple checked into the Covent Garden hotel after an evening of peace talks with both sets of parents. At 4am today, the couple walked round the block and stopped to look into the Cult Entertainment Megastore.
The eyewitness said: “There were a lot of tears and shouting, but they calmed down and met up at around 4am and slowly walked back to the hotel arm-in-arm. They got back at 4.45am.”
Miss Winehouse’s father Mitch checked into the hotel and was expected to be joined by Blake’s parents Giles and Georgette for crisis talks.
Earlier this month, before the pair checked into a rehab clinic in Essex, similar family crisis talks in Hampshire erupted into a bitter row.