Etta James is in the hospital again.
For the second time this year,“At Last” songstress Etta James has been hospitalized in southern California to treat a urinary tract infection that led to sepsis, a blood infection.
At the age of 73, she also has leukemia and dementia. Etta’s son Sametto said she will stay in the hospital until both infections are cleared.
“It was a really bad infection,” he told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. “Right now she’s doing a lot better.”
The three-time Grammy winner has been under in-home care with her son Donto since her leukemia diagnosis. Etta’s husband of 41 years, Artis Mills, said she gave the power of attorney to Donto while she wasn’t sound of mind. The family is currently battling over control of her money.
— LeAndra Valentine