Etta James Hospital – Singer Etta James, who is terminally ill and suffering from leukemia, is at home resting. Her business manager, Lupe De Leon, made the announce on Friday and said the 73-year-old singer was taken to her residence in Riverside, California, east of Los Angeles, and is there with her husband and doctor.
“We all think it’s best for her to be at home,” said De Leon.
James was admitted to the hospital last month because she was struggling to breathe as well as other health complications that were getting worse.
James has been in failing health for several years and suffers from leukemia, kidney disease and dementia. Her doctor has said James is now considered terminally ill and she communicates mostly with nods and simple words. The three-time Grammy Award singer had also battled obesity and was addicted to heroin for many years.
She is currently being cared for at home by her son Donto James, husband Artis Mills and carer Elaine James, who is not a relation in, Riverside, California.
But there is an ongoing dispute hanging over her $1 million estate as her son is fighting to have a conservator take over his mother’s property instead of his father.
In the meantime a judge on Monday set aside $350,000 for the Soul Singer’s treatment.
In recent weeks Elaine James has been spreading word of James’ ailments so that her fans will pray for her.
James is an iconic American musical figure with six Grammy Awards to her credit.