Etta James remains hospitalized

In this Nov. 24, 2008 file photo, Etta James arrives at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" in Los Angeles. James' son said Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 that the 72-year-old R&B singer is hospitalized in Southern California with a serious infection but he expects her to be released soon.

The Associated Press
Published: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1:38 p.m.

RIVERSIDE, California — Etta James' manager says the R&B singer is recovering from sepsis and remains hospitalized in Southern California.

Lupe De Leon said Monday that James is stable and he doesn't know when the 72-year-old singer will be released from the Riverside Community Hospital.

Her son Donto James said Friday her mother has been hospitalized for about a week with sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection.

She entered a treatment program to shake a dependency on painkillers and was transferred to the hospital when her condition worsened.

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

Beyonce portrayed her and sang the song in the film "Cadillac Records" and at an inaugural ball for President Barack Obama.

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