Amy Winehouse: Early Stages of Emphysema

by | June 23, 2008 at 8:14 AM | General

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Amy Winehouse’s dad confirmed over the weekend that Amy’s drug use has placed her in the early stages of a dire illness: Emphysema. “With smoking the crack cocaine and the cigarettes her lungs are all gunked up, ” the father told the press. “There are nodules around the chest and dark marks. She’s got 70 percent lung capacity.” He went on to detail her last hospital visit, one that followed 48 hours of no sleep. After she was hospitalized and tests were done, he said, Doctors explained Amy’s health problems to the worried father. “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.” [People]