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Blues singer Etta James in hospital with infection

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Another great lady of the blues
The Associated Press

Blues singer Etta James is in a Southern California hospital with a potentially deadly infection.

Her son, Sametto James, tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that his mother was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week for treatment of sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection.

Sepsis is a potentially deadly blood poisoning caused by a bacterial infection.

The 73-year-old James lives in Woodcrest and was hospitalized for the same problem early last year. She suffers from dementia, leukemia, kidney problems and other ailments.

James is best known for her version of the song "At Last."

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May 14 @ 9:05AM  
I saw this. Sepsis is foreboding, all of the vital organs possibly shutting down.

May 14 @ 10:12AM  
This is what Mitzi was hospitalized with a couple of weeks ago. It can be deadly if not treated immediately! Thoughts going out to Miss Etta!

May 14 @ 10:19AM  
Sorry to hear that, she is without a doubt one of the greatest voices of our time! I'm a huge fan of her work! May she have a speedy recovery!

May 14 @ 12:53PM  
Bless her heart! Wishing her Etta's voice. I hope she isn't alone at home.

May 14 @ 2:56PM  
She is one of my all time favorite singers. I hope she has a swift recovery.

May 14 @ 6:43PM  
That's awful!! Best wishes to Etta. I hope she pulls through.

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Blues singer Etta James in hospital with infection