Much contrary to his earlier confirmation that his singer daughter Amy Winehouse 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."
Amy's representative, elsewhere, is saying that the 24-year-old Brit does not have emphysema, insisted Mitch had misspoken "out of his concern for her."
Tracey Miller, Amy's U.S. based representative, told The Associated Press on Monday, "She is not diagnosed with full-blown emphysema, but instead has early signs of what could lead to emphysema." However, Tracey claimed Amy is "is reacting well to treatment."
Despite the diagnosis, Mitch insisted his daughter will still perform at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Saturday, June 28.
Meanwhile, it's been reported that Amy has been released from the hospital on Monday, June 23 and was photographed shopping and smoking.