L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Etta James released from hospital

Etta JamesBlues singer Etta James, who is terminally ill and battling leukemia, was resting at her Riverside home Friday, a day after being released from a Southern California hospital, KTLA-TV reported.

The 73-year-old had been hospitalized since late December after experiencing difficulty breathing. James is battling the final stages of terminal leukemia and also suffers from kidney disease and dementia.

She was on a respirator for nearly two weeks until she was strong enough to breathe on her own, her manager Lupe De Leon told the Associated Press.

James was in stable condition but reportedly communicating only with nods and simple words.

In recent years, James' health has been on the decline. She has been hospitalized multiples times.

James is best known for her 1961 hit "At Last." She has won three Grammy awards and is a prominent figure in R&B music. 

ALSO:

Escaped O.C. jail inmate captured

Teens beat up Garden Grove clerk while stealing beer

Possible pot-growing operation found at house fire near Riverside

-- Angel Jennings

Photo: Etta James in 2008. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: