Etta James is Hospitalized because she is Having Trouble Breathing

Etta JamesEtta James’ longtime manager says the terminally ill blues singer has been hospitalized after experiencing difficulty breathing.


Lupe De Leon says James’ family is with her at a Southern California hospital where she was taken earlier this week.

De
Leon, who has been James’ manager for 30 years, says the singer is “in
pretty bad shape” but it remains unknown whether she will be able to be
released. He says James was taken to the hospital on Wednesday evening
and is on a breathing apparatus.

James’ doctor
recently announced that the “At Last” singer has been diagnosed with
terminal leukemia. The Grammy-winner and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame
member is also suffering from dementia. She has been receiving mostly
at-home care.

A judge on Monday set aside $350,000 for James’ treatment.

Source: The Associated Press