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Monday, June 23, 2008

Back to Black: Winehouse’s Lungs

posted by on June 23 at 12:02 PM

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Amy Winehouse has emphysema. From the Mail Online:

Amy Winehouse’s devoted father Mitch has revealed the singer is covered in nicotine patches in a bid to save her career.

Winehouse, who has contracted emphysema, was rushed to hospital last week.

“The only thing that can go into her lungs are fresh air. She faces a stark choice - either she sticks to it or she won’t sing again.

“The doctors have said that if she had continued the way she was going she could have ended up an invalid - she wouldn’t have been able to breathe.

“With smoking the crack cocaine and the cigarettes her lungs are all gunked up. There are nodules around the chest and dark marks. She’s got 70 per cent lung capacity. “

Winehouse – who has suffered two seizures in the past year – was also suffering from irregular heartbeats when she was admitted to private London hospital The Clinic, the condition is now being controlled by medication.

The singer is now desperate to turn her life around and has promised to stay clean, recently starting a drug replacement programme,

But her father admits that he is terrified that his she will fall into her old habits after she is released from hospital – where is being observed by a nurse 24 hours a day – and be “dead in three months”.

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