TODAY IN R&B HISTORY: In 2001, singer Etta Jones died of cancer in New York. Rest In Peace Etta!
Ailing R&B legend Etta James has been taken off a respirator after finding strength to breathe on her own again.
The terminally ill star was hospitalised in Riverside, California just before Christmas after suffering breathing problems and she remained under doctors’ care over the festive holiday.
But the At Last singer, 73, is making slight progress as she continues to battle leukaemia – her longtime manager, Lupe De Leon, revealed on Friday that she is no longer relying on the machine for oxygen.
James, who has suffered from ill health and dementia for the past few years, is under 24-hour care and is expected to remain in hospital into the New Year.
In Case You Missed It: Singer Etta James, 72, is gravely ill, diagnosed with dementia and undergoing treatment for leukemia.
The Press-Enterprise in Riverside County, Calif., reports that James’ condition came to light in court documents as part of a civil case in Riverside County Superior Court in which Artis Mills, her husband of 41 years, is seeking control of more than $1 million of James’ money.
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