Etta James’ health has taken a turn for the worse. The iconic singer, who is terminally ill with chronic leukemia, has been hospitalized after having trouble breathing, according to her manager, Lupe De-Leon.
De-Leon, who describes James as “in pretty bad shape,” says that the “At Last” singer’s family is with her at a Riverside, California hospital where she was admitted on Wednesday evening. “She is on a breathing machine and is resting,” he adds.
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Two days before she was hospitalized, a California judge ruled that James’ husband since 1969, Artis Mills, will remain conservator of her million-dollar estate. On December 15, James’ doctors announced that the singer’s leukemia was terminal and requested prayers from her family and fans.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to James and her family.