[JPL] Etta James terminally ill

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Fri Dec 16 19:59:08 EST 2011

Etta James terminally ill

Etta James has been battling health issues, but the "At Last" singer's 
manager and friend Lupe De Leon tells CNN that she's now terminally ill.

"Etta James is at the last stages of her terminal illness," De Leon says.

The singer, 73, was diagnosed with leukemia along with hepatitis C over 
a year ago, and with Alzheimer's disease in 2009. The singer is 
currently residing at her home in Riverside, California, under the care 
of her doctor and husband.

According to De Leon, who was at James' home on December 10, she's on 
oxygen and resting, mostly. Her sons do live close by and visit often, 
De Leon says.

James was previously hospitalized in January of 2010 as she battled a 
serious infection, and was hospitalized in May of this year due to a 
urinary tract infection that led to sepsis.

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