Monday, June 23, 2008

Amy WInehouse Has Emphysema

The other day I told you that Amy Winehouse's doctors feared that she might have TB, now it has come to light that she does, in fact, have emphysema. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, confirmed that the singer has been stricken with the potentially fatal illness, and has since said he and the doctors have been doing everything in their power to save her life. "She's covered in nicotine patches", Mitch said. "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." He also stated that, "She's eating like a horse - she's 16 pounds heavier than the last time she was in hospital." Mitch said Amy is fully aware of the severity of her situation, understanding that if she doesn't follow medical advice not only might she never sing again, could be forced to wear a permanent oxygen mask to survive. Her father also pleaded with those who have been supplying her with drugs, such as notorious crackface Pete Doherty saying I'm saying to those drug dealers, and they know who they are, if they are supplying crack to Amy, then they've got to take responsibility. I don't want her hanging out with her mates like Pete Doherty either." Someone whom he actually does want to see around Amy, providing he stay true to his word of changing his ways, is husband Blake. "Blake apologised to me for getting Amy into drugs and says he's going to try and put it right. Blake was clean when I saw him but he's told me he wants to go into rehab. We've organised it so that as soon as he's out, that happens. He wants to go from zero to hero. It's very hard for him being in prison, but at least he's been trying," he said. Hopefully though, it will not be too late to save Amy. "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...But if she doesn't go back to drugs then she can lead this magnificent life. With her husband Blake too, if he gets clean as well."
He added: "We are praying that that's what Amy really wants. She seems resolute.
"I've started to see my old Amy back. We'll just have to see how great her resolution is." I hope this is a wakeup call for her. I really do. It is easy to forget that this girl is only 24. But some of the greatest artists of all time have died at very young ages. I hope she, and many others out there, realize you aren't immune just because you are young.



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