Singer Amy Winehouse was hospitalized several days ago after fainting following an autograph session with some of her fans. She has been in the London hospital, since Monday after the collapse, getting tests done.
Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, says that Amy has apparently damaged her lungs by smoking crack cocaine and by smoking cigarettes. Mitch Winehouse is asking some of her friends, the ones who use drugs, to stay away from Amy. He says, what hope will she have if they are using drugs around her.
Amy’s doctors allegedly are warning her that unless she stops the drugs/cigarettes; she will have to be on oxygen and she could die. There are dark spots in her chest and around her lungs. The lungs are only operating at about 70% of capacity. Amy now has an early degree of emphysema; as well as, an irregular heartbeat.
Amy’s life has been filled with drama of late. Her husband has been in jail for alledged witness tampering; and, Amy herself has been brought to the authorities for her alledged drug usage. Addictions are a very controlling force and are destructive, in a variety of ways, to those who are drawn to their drug of choice.
At only 25 years of age, Amy is a musically, talented woman…let’s hope that Amy can get the help she needs to regain some health and peace. The sadness and angst are part of what she has been struggling with…but, for those who care about her…they must be incredibly fearful for her well-being.