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R&B singer Etta James hospitalized with infection

January 29, 2010 | 11:10 am

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R&B singer Etta James is hospitalized in Southern California with a very serious infection, her son told KTLA.

Donto James says his 72-year-old mother has been at Riverside Community Hospital for about a week and is recovering from sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection. It's believed she has had the infection for quite some time, he said.

He says she has been "battling for her life and sanity" and it's possible something more serious is going on.

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