23 June 2008

WTF? Amy Winehouse Has Emphysema

... then again when was the last time you saw Amy photographed sans cigarette in hand?

Amy's father spilled the beans on her recent hospitalization, after collapsing in her London home last week, admitting his 24-year-old daughter has contracted emphysema.

Amy's dad, Mitch, told The Daily Mail, "With smoking crack cocaine and the cigarettes her lungs are all gunked up ... She's got 70% lung capacity."

Smoking is obviously the most common cause of emphysema, in which air sacs in the lungs lose elasticity. That impairs the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, bringing on symptoms including shortness of breath and coughing. The damage is irreversible. Treatment for people with emphysema range from medication to lung transplants.

Defying the odds (and the facts about emphysema) the lovable mess' U.K. publicist, Chris Goodman, said, "Amy has an early form of emphysema which is totally reversible. She's responded well to treatment.''

'Amy's covered in nicotine patches and eating like a horse,' reveals Winehouse's father {Daily Mail}

Singer Amy Winehouse Has Early-Stage Emphysema, Publicist Says {Bloomberg}

1 comment:

thomson2008 said...

Smoking is injurious to health. You get easily addicted to such things, you need to make up your mind to quit such things. The effects of smoking are very dangerous,if you get treated and you are cured then it's your luck,but if doesn't then it very painful.
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