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Amy Winehouse Officially Diseased

6/22/2008 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amy WinehouseHuge shocker -- crack, cigarette and who-knows-what-else smoking trainwreck Amy Winehouse has a lung disease.

Winey's father, Mitch, spilled the beans on her hospitalization, admitting the 24-year-old has contracted emphysema -- the same disease Johnny Carson died from when he 79.

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

Amy has been in the hospital since collapsing in her London home last week.

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Denise    

I don't understand how she can sing a concert in a week. What's she going to do - lip-sync her song? I understand that she's to be paid $2 mil for this performance. Someone needs to lock that up and keep it from the drug dealers. It sounds like she'll need it to cover the medical bills she's going to have .

2224 days ago
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.:Loki 4Ever:.    

HUGE SURPRISE.... *SARCASM*

MY GRANDMOTHER JUST DIED OF EMPHYSEMA.. AT 78.. BUT AMY HAS IT AT 24?!?!?!?! THAT IS SO SAD, YET SHE DID IT TO HERSELF...

2224 days ago
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Christina    

Smoking I'm sure had a part in the cancer but her crack habit is what made it race. My ex-sister in law was 24 also when she got the same disease and she was a crackhead which led to the divorce, but the doctors told her that the crack habit is why she got the disease at such a young age.

2224 days ago
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ihategerald    

I wish her well!

To all you that wish her (or anyone for that matter) dead, karma will get you.

I HATE George Bush, but I don't wish him dead. :-)

2224 days ago
20.

Christina    

Everything is gonna give you cancer. The food you eat, clothes you wear, the car you drive, the air you breathe so you might as well light a cigarette or two and enjoy life.

2224 days ago
21.

tmzer    

I've seen drugs destroy so many otherwise good lives. Its sad, but you have to
remember the addiction is sooo powerful very few have the capability to control
what they are doing.

The fact is, the drug trade can be stopped if given enough resources/money to stop it.

BUT, I honestly don't think countries want to completely stop drugs. They serve a purpose, the keep people down
and happy.

If everybody stopped doing drugs the ex druggies may actually want to make something of themselves, this would cause
problems for the class of people that don't want to deal with that issues.

keep drugs in circulation, its helps keep a portion of the population down.

Then again, maybe I'm not making any sense...

2224 days ago
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Lenn K.    

Everything isn't going to give you cancer at 24. Sounds like the 60's answer to life, do it if it feels good. Smoking crack, cigarettes, pot and God's what else is a terrible thing to do. Amy needs to growup and stop acting like life has only one way to live and that always on some kinda chemical.

2224 days ago
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jean k    

sorry she has that awful disease, not a fun way to die. some one needs to stand her in a HOT SOAPY SHOWER and clean her shamoo all that "stuff" out of her hair and remove all the years of non removed make up off her face, who knows what is under neath

2224 days ago
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Mariah    

Emphysema at 24. No laughing matter regardless of what she has done "to herself". Yes it is her fault but I am sure she could do without the "I told you so's" from a bunch of voyeurs like ourselves.

2224 days ago
25.

Shea    

If everyone here posting the nasty comments instead used that minute or two to instead say a little prayer for this young woman, think of how much that could help her. This is a very sad story of someone so lost in their addiction, that she is slowly killing herself. Emphysema is horrible thing to live with and even worse to die from.

2224 days ago
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Melanie    

That's sad -- I wish her all the best, and hope and pray she never picks up a crack pipe or ciggie for the rest of her life. At 70% she has a chance of getting her voice back (with the proper treatment, rehab, and a healthy diet). I sincerely hope she takes that route and doesn't wallow in self pity. This is not a 24 year old death sentence.

Melanie

2224 days ago
27.

tuna marie    

britney looks good compared to amy.

2224 days ago
28.

anonymous    

Lenn k.. Addiction is one of the hardest things to beat,it has nothing to do with growing up. Amy is a lost soul right now. I wish her all the best.

2224 days ago
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divalasvegas    

To be 24 years old and have emphysema is pretty damn sad. Maybe she can turn her life around, maybe this is the wake up call she needs. She'll be dead within the year if she doesn't change the way she lives her life. The smoking, drinking, and drugs have to stop. Maybe a nice long hospital stay can help dry her a$$ out.

2224 days ago
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nobodyelsebrokedownlastnight    

What is with all the non smokers "we told you so" ya think smokin a ton of crack may have had a little something to do with it,ya bunch of self-righteous azz wipes.

2224 days ago
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