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Amy Winehouse Diagnosed With Emphysema

Posted by thelanetrain on June 23, 2008

Last week, we reported that singer Amy Winehouse was hospitalized after fainting unexpectedly, and that doctors didn’t know what the cause was. Well, after a week of testing, doctors have finally figured out the problem. According to the Times Online, Winehouse’s father reported that his daughter has been diagnosed with emphysema and now has an irregular heartbeat.

After The Jump: The doctors’ diagnosis plus future plans.

In the official report submitted by the doctors, they state that:

“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.”

With all due respect for Ms. Winehouse, couldn’t she have seen that coming with all the crack that she’s been smoking? We honestly hope she recovers from this condition, but this is what will happen when you abuse drugs the way she does. Luckily, she doesn’t have tuberculosis, as doctors also feared that for her.

Even though Winehouse’s condition might worsen and may require an oxygen mask if she continues to abuse drugs, she hasn’t shown any more signs of slowing down. Winehouse plans on playing two huge performances in the near future: The Glastonbury Festival in England and Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday party. You get ’em Amy!

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