Amy Winehouse Has Emphysema

I decided to put a nice picture up here of Amy Winehouse today. Despite how I feel about her, she doesn't deserve to be shown as a crack addict in every picture published on the net. Anyways, it's being reported today that the U.K. singer has developed emphysema. This report is coming from her father, who has stated that the drug use and cigarette use has caused the disease. Doctors initially thought that she had tuberculosis, but Mitch Winehouse told The Sunday Mirror that that his daughter has emphysema - a chronic, irreversible lung disease, and warned that with her irregular heartbeat, if she doesn't stop doing drugs she'll have to wear an oxygen mask.

Last week, Amy was admitted into a hospital after she fainted at her home, and she hasn't been released since then.

"The doctors have told her if she goes back to smoking drugs, it won't just ruin her voice, it will kill her," Mitch Winehouse said. "There are nodules around the chest and dark marks. She has 70 percent lung capacity. When she's been inactive work-wise then that's when the problems really start," he told The Sunday Mirror. "The doctors have said that medically there isn't any reason why she can't do Glastonbury."

Amy is supposed to perform this week for Nelson Mandelas 90th birthday celebration, but it is yet to be seen if she will.

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