Amy Winehouse's extended stay in St Lucia, with reports of a new romance appearing alongside less savoury stories.Much was made of
What remained largely unknown, however, was that the talented songstress, who celebrates her 26th birthday next week, saved the life of a local man during her visit and has subsequently become something of a heroine in her second home.
Amy paid £1000 for a life-saving operation for impoverished Jacob Jean Baptiste, 43, after she witnessed him suffering with pain near the five-star Cotton Bay Village resort where she was staying.
"She sent over a security guard with cash to pay for me to go to hospital," Jacob told the Mail. "I was in a very bad state because of a hernia, but I couldn’t afford an operation."
"I don't know what I would have done if she hadn't given me the money. Maybe I wouldn’t be here now."
Despite funding the much-needed operation, Amy remained gracious when Jacob approached her after his hospital stay.
"I gave her a hug and tried to say 'thank you', but she just said: 'You don't need to thank me'," he revealed.