Winehouse’s husband denied bail

The husband of troubled soul-singer Amy Winehouse was remanded in custody after appearing in a London court on Friday charged with beating up a bartender, media reports said.

Blake Fielder-Civil, 25, and another man, Michael Brown, were due to stand trial this month, accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a pub landlord, James King, in Hoxton, east London, in June last year.

Their trial has been delayed after police arrested Fielder-Civil and charged him with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

At a hearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court, east London, Fielder-Civil was denied bail and remanded in custody until Jan. 18.

Winehouse, 24, has visited her husband in jail and referred to the case at concerts. She has struggled with drugs and alcohol and some of her recent performances were slated by critics who say they worry she is falling apart.

But composer Andrew Lloyd Webber defended her in a recent newspaper article, comparing her to Ella Fitzgerald and other singers whose talent lets them rise above personal troubles.