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Amy Winehouse, who has been hospitalized and undergoing tests after collapsing, is suffering the early stages of emphysema, her father says.
"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."
"The doctors have told her if she goes back to smoking drugs, it won't just ruin her voice, it will kill her," Mitch Winehouse was quoted as saying. "There are nodules around the chest and dark marks. She has 70 percent lung capacity."
Winehouse, 24, collapsed at her north London home Monday after signing autographs for a group of fans and was taken to a London hospital for tests. She remained there all week.
LONDON, June 22 (UPI) -- British singer Amy Winehouse remains in a London hospital with a mysterious illness, which doctors say is not tuberculosis.
The Sun reported Saturday the 24-year-old singer's tuberculosis tests came back negative after doctors had placed her in isolation after fearing she may have the potentially deadly infectious disease.
Winehouse reportedly has only 70 percent lung capacity. She remained in the hospital all week while doctors ran tests. The Showbiz Spy reported that Winehouse had been awake for 48 hours when she collapsed, and that her father said she slept for three days in the hospital.
Winehouse also had an irregular heartbeat which doctors treated with medication.