Amy Winehouse's father-in-law paralysed after bike crash

Training crash puts 67-year-old in hospital

Singing star Amy Winehouse is said to be "deeply shocked and upset" after her father-in-law was injured in a cycling crash, according to entertainment websites.

Lance Fielder, father of Winehouse’s husband Blake Fielder-Civil, was training near his home in Leicestershire, England when he crashed and reportedly lay in a ditch for three hours before being found.

The 67-year-old was air-lifted to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he underwent emergency surgery on for a spinal injury.

Lance Fielder’s wife Jane said, "At the moment, he’s paralysed but it is too early to say if he will be permanently paralysed. I was really worried. After calling the police I went out looking for him. By sheer fluke a lady in a tractor had seen his bicycle and spotted him lying in a ditch."

The crash is another blow for the troubled couple. Amy Winehouse's problems with alcohol and drugs have been widely reported, while Blake Fielder-Civil is currently in Pentonville Prison, London, awaiting trial on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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