Amy Winehouse has emphysema


Turns out Amy Winehouse is not the robust picture of health we all had her down as, after all. If a scraggy-haired pasty scarecrow offers you a toke of a crack pipe, kids, just say no. It's not sweets. Anyway she has early-stage emphysema, which is a lung disease, but she's probably not going to die immediately. According to her dad: “The doctors have told her if she goes back to smoking drugs it won’t just ruin her voice, it will kill her.”

He also revealled his daughter has an irregular heartbeat, but that her work is good for her, and had she not performed recently in Moscow and Portugal, “she could have been dead by now.” Ms. Winehouse is scheduled to sing on Friday at a London concert celebrating the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela and also plans to take part in the Glastonbury music festival on Saturday. But you know, don't hold your breath. Give some of it to Amy.

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