Crack And Cigarettes Give Amy Winehouse Emphysema, Says Dad
Amy Winehouse is suffering from early stage emphysema, according to her father Mitch.
The troubled singer was hospitalised on June 16th after fainting outside her London home and has remained in the London Clinic after test proved inconclusive, the CM reported.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, her father explained that the Back to Black's star crack cocaine habit, as well as her smoking cigarettes, has damaged her lungs.
"With smoking the crack cocaine and the cigarettes her lungs are all gunked up," he explained. "The doctors have told her if she goes back to smoking drugs, it won't just ruin her voice, it will kill her.
"There are nodules around the chest and dark marks. She's got 70 per cent lung capacity."
He went on: "She's got emphysema. It's in its early stages, but had it gone on for another month they painted a very vivid picture of her sitting there like an old person with a mask on her face struggling to breathe."
The 24-year-old passed out a week ago while signing autographs for Canadian fans but reportedly still hopes to fulfil her scheduled dates at Glastonbury Festival and the Nelson Mandela charity concert.
"When we got to the hospital a room was ready," Mitch continued.
"Several doctors came in and checked to make sure she didn't need any emergency treatment. They put her on a drip straight away because she was dehydrated. She said, 'Don't worry about me, dad. I know I've got to stop taking drugs now.'
"When she's been inactive work-wise then that's when the problems really start.
"The doctors have said that medically there isn't any reason why she can't do Glastonbury," he added.