Amy Winehouse in Early Stages of Emphysema

June 22, 2008 By:
Amy Winehouse in Early Stages of Emphysema

According to Amy Winehouse's father Mitch, the troubled singer is in the early stages of Emphysema.

"With smoking the crack cocaine and the cigarettes her lungs are all gunked up," Mitch Winehouse tells the Sunday Mirror in the U.K. "There are nodules around the chest and dark marks. She's got 70 percent lung capacity."

"When we got to the hospital a room was ready," Mitch Winehouse tells the newspaper. "Several doctors came in and checked to make sure she didn't need any emergency treatment. They put her on a drip straight away because she was dehydrated. She said, 'Don't worry about me, dad. I know I've got to stop taking drugs now.'"

"She's got emphysema," he says. "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."

At this point, it’s almost impossible to help someone who doesn't want to be saved. If they release her, she'll be back on the drugs in no time. Sad, but true.