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Etta James Hospitalized Due to Dangerous Infection

January 30, 2010 (5:02 am) GMT
The son of Etta James, Donto, says that his singer mother was taken to Riverside Community Hospital last week after doctor diagnosed her with sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection.
Etta James

Legendary soul singer has been hospitalized in Southern California with a serious infection, according to her son. The "At Last" singer, 72, was admitted to Riverside Community Hospital about a week ago after being diagnosed with sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection.

According to Donto James, his mother entered a treatment program at the start of the year 2010 to receive help in kicking a dependency on painkillers and over-the-counter medication. She was transferred to another facility, which has not been named, before being taken to hospital where her condition deteriorated.

However, the star's son insists she is now in recovery and James is expected to be released soon. James' public battle with heroin addiction and numerous stints in rehab for substance abuse was chronicled in 2008 film "", starring as the R&B icon.

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