Singer Etta James Hospitalized With Infection

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010  |  Updated 1:00 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Singer Etta James Hospitalized With Infection

Getty Images

Etta James' son says the 72-year-old R&B singer (left) is hospitalized in Southern California with a serious infection but he expects her to be released soon.

Etta James' son says the 72-year-old R&B singer is hospitalized in Southern California with a serious infection but he expects her to be released soon.

Donto James says his mother has been at Riverside Community Hospital for about a week and is recovering from sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection.

He says James, who lives in Woodcrest, entered a treatment program about a month ago to shake a dependency on painkillers and over-the-counter medicine. She was transferred to another facility and then the hospital when her physical condition worsened.

James, who sang everything from blues to jazz, is best known for the hit "At Last."

Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:
VIEW THE PHOTOS: Daring! Dramatic! Fabulous! Hot Shots Of Hollywood's Divas
PLAY IT NOW: TV One: Fashion Fix (October 11, 2009)
PLAY IT NOW: Beyonce Crowned Billboard's 2009 Woman Of The Year

MORE ACCESS ON THESE TOPICS: Music - TV One - Hospitalizations

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out