Add another malady to Amy Winehouse's ever growing list of medical afflictions. Winehouse was recently diagnosed with Emphysema which was, not surprisingly, closely linked to her on-going crack and cigarette addiction. Sources say her lung capacity has been cut to approximately 70%, rendering her performance career utterly finished, if it wasn't already. Crack is a hell of a thing. Winehouse's seminal record Back to Black, opened the door for today's revolutionized R&B-pop performers (see Adele...) Hopefully, she can regain control of her life, and get back in the studio - dubious, dubious.
We would also like to take this time to send our regards to comedian George Carlin who passed at 71. See the New York Times for details. After the jump.