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Amy Winehouse has emphysema

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Amy Winehouse has emphysema — this, according to her father, Mitch, who told the Sunday Mirror that Winehousemitch Amy was diagnosed with the incurable illness after a series of health checkups. “The doctors have told her if she goes back to smoking drugs it won’t just ruin her voice, it will kill her,” he said, according to Reuters. “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. ... If she doesn’t go back to drugs, then she can lead this magnificent life.” He added that in the past, music has helped Amy stay away from drugs: “If she hadn’t done recent shows in Moscow and Portugal she could have been dead by now. She abstains and regulates her drug use when she has to do a show.”

(Photos: Amy, Getty Images; Mitch, AP)

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