Much contrary to his earlier confirmation that his singer daughter has contracted a lung disease, emphysema, which is a progressive lung condition which ages the lung's prematurely and leaves sufferers struggling for breath, Mitch Winehouse stepped forward with a clarification of his earlier remark. Modified the statement he made in an interview with The Sunday Mirror, which was published Sunday, June 22, the man emphasized that Amy is suffering from an early stage of the disease and is responding well to treatment.
In an interview with BBC 1 Radio on Monday, June 23, Mitch said "Amy really hasn't got emphysema, there's traces of emphysema. Obviously, if she doesn't quit smoking, it's going to get worse, like everyone else ... with patience, her lungs will recover completely." He continued adding, "But with no more inhalation from smoke of any kind, she'll be absolutely fine. That's the extent of her medical problems."