Etta James Hospitalized With Blood Infection

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Etta James has been hospitalized with blood poisoning according to reports.

Earlier this week, the three-time Grammy Award winner was hospitalized with a urinary tract infection and the blood infection sepsis.

Her son Sametto James told Reuters “It was a really bad infection.”

He adds, “Right now she’s doing a lot better.”

In January, the 73-year-old singer was diagnosed with dementia and is undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Her health condition was revealed in court documents pertaining to a civil case in Riverside County Superior Court in which her husband of 14 years, Artis Mills, is seeking control of more than $1 million of her money In the papers, Beverly Hills physician Elaine James (no relation) states that the singer cannot sign her name and needs help with feeding, dressing and hygiene.

Since early 2010, James has not performed on stage.

 

Photos by WENN

 

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