Report: Amy Winehouse Has Emphysema
June 23, 2008 at 5:25 AM (PT)
Soul diva AMY WINEHOUSE has damaged her lungs by smoking crack cocaine and cigarettes, her father said in an interview published SUNDAY, writes USA TODAY. The SUNDAY MIRROR quoted MITCH WINEHOUSE as saying that AMY has early stage emphysema and an irregular heartbeat, and has been warned that she will have to wear an oxygen mask unless she stops smoking drugs.
"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 was quoted as saying. "There are nodules around the chest and dark marks. She has 70% lung capacity."
WINEHOUSE, 24, collapsed at her north LONDON home MONDAY, JUNE 16th after signing autographs for a group of fans and was taken to a LONDON hospital for tests. She remained there all week.
She is still scheduled to sing at a concert in LONDON on FRIDAY celebrating the 90th birthday of NELSON MANDELA, and plans to take part in the GLASTONBURY music festival the following day.