News out of London today that Amy Winehouse has been diagnosed with early stage emphysema. Her father blames her continued drug use, and is quoted in the NME article as saying, "There are nodules around the chest and dark marks. She's got 70 per cent lung capacity."
He then goes on to blame Pete Doherty for his daughter's troubles. Now, I'm not one to quickly rush to Doherty's aid (He's another headcase for another time), but Mitch, it's not Pete Doherty's fault that your daughter is stupid. Here's a girl with amazing talent, two well received albums, and a chance to become one of the most popular singers in the world. Instead, she'd rather smoke crack, become stumbling drunk every day, and cancel one appearance after another, only to be found in the pub later that night. As her mate Pete's old band said, what a waster.