24-year old soul singer Amy Winehouse has emphysema, according to her father Mitch in an interview with Britain's Daily Mail. She has been warned by doctors that she will die from this incurable disease if she does not stop her drug habits.
After fainting at her home last week she was hospitalized and underwent a series of tests. "The doctors have told her if she goes back to smoking drugs it won't just ruin her voice, it will kill her," Mitch was quoted. "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. 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. 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 percent lung capacity."
Amy's father has also pleaded with drug dealers to stop supplying her with drugs. Although she has already suffered two seizures this year, a glimmer of hope shines through. "I've started to see my old Amy back," he said. "We'll just have to see how great her resolution is."