Amy Winehouse has emphysema

June 23, 2008 at 8:47 am | Posted in amy winehouse | Leave a comment
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Soul diva Amy Winehouse has damaged her lungs by smoking crack cocaine and cigarettes, her father said in an interview published Sunday.

The Sunday Mirror quoted Mitch Winehouse as saying that Amy has early stage emphysema and an irregular heartbeat, and has been warned that she will have to wear an oxygen mask unless she stops smoking drugs.

“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.

She is still scheduled to sing at a concert in London on Friday celebrating the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the South African Nobel Prize-winner, and plans to take part in the Glastonbury music festival the following day.

Mitch Winehouse said it would be good for his daughter to perform.

“When she’s been inactive work-wise then that’s when the problems really start. The doctors have said that medically there isn’t any reason why she can’t do Glastonbury,” the paper quoted him as saying.

He also pleaded with her drug-taking friends to stay away from her.

“What hope does she have if people are taking drugs around her,” he said.

Chris Goodman, spokesman for Amy Winehouse, said “If that’s what Mitch says, that’s what he says. It sounds right.”

Mitch Winehouse could not immediately be reached for comment.

Winehouse kicks out her lover Alex Haines

May 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm | Posted in amy winehouse | Leave a comment
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Troubled Singer Amy Winehouse has fired the man she was reportedly dating, after he was allegedly caught taking drugs on camera. Rumours were rife that the Rehab star has broken off her marriage to jailed hubby Blake Fielder-Civil, and was having an affair with Alex Haines, her manager’s assistant.

However, the 24-year-old popstar has slammed all these rumours and has even cut all her ties with Haines. According to British newspaper the Daily Mirror, Haines was allegedly caught on camera smoking drugs, following which Winehouse’s management firm Metropolis confirmed that he is no longer an employee.

Alex was asked to resign. The last thing Amy needs hanging around her are more (drug) users. Alex was supposed to help her and he crossed the line. Alex was a good friend to Amy but he caused massive rows for her with Blake. He couldn’t stand hearing they were sleeping together,” Contactmusic quoted a source, as telling the Daily Mirror.

“We can confirm that Alex is no longer working for Metropolis or for Amy Winehouse,” said a spokesman for Winehouse.

Amy Winehouse’s alleged lover embroiled in drug scandal

May 28, 2008 at 9:18 am | Posted in amy winehouse | Leave a comment
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Amy Winehouse’s alleged lover has left her management team for taking drugs. Alex Haines, who has reportedly been romancing the troubled singer while her husband Blake Fielder-Civil is in prison on remand, is believed to have resigned after video footage emerged of him apparently smoking crack cocaine.
A source revealed to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “There’s no mistaking from looking at the film that he was taking drugs. It was a shock to everyone. “Metropolitan management asked him to resign. The last thing Amy needs hanging around her are more users. Alex was supposed to help her and he crossed the line. He had to go.”
A Metropolis spokesperson confirmed: “We can confirm that Alex Haines is no longer working for Metropolis or Amy Winehouse.” Reports emerged last month that the ‘Rehab’ singer was planning to divorce Blake, who is currently awaiting trial on charges of perverting the course of justice and grievous bodily harm (GBH), to start a new life with Alex.
Meanwhile, a team of locksmiths have been sent to Amy’s house to change her locks while she is out of the country, to ensure nobody can get in.

Amy Winehouse Claiming Ghosts Are “Haunting Her”

May 24, 2008 at 11:36 am | Posted in amy winehouse | Leave a comment
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Amy Winehouse fled her home last night, claiming ghosts were trying to harm her.

The troubled 24-year-old singer says a poltergeist – who she has named Henry – is haunting her North London flat and is trying to harm her.

She has even attributed scratches on her arms to ghost attacks and is now refusing to return to her abode until her home is exorcised. Amy is temporarily staying at the Chelsea Harbour hotel.

A friend of the ‘Back to Black’ singer told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “She has a spare room in her house which she has been to terrified to redecorate because she believes a child died there. It has creepy aeroplane wallpaper and a weird feel to it.”

“Amy is terrified because she thinks he’s managed to take over the entire house and has brought bad spirits with him that are scratching and harming her.”

This is the latest in a string of bizarre incidents for Amy. Earlier this week, three strange internet films of her and rock star Pete Doherty were released, including one where the pair played with baby mice.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury festival organizers yesterday confirmed Amy will perform this year in a slot on the main stage on June 28.

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