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Etta James Placed on a Breathing Machine at Hospital

December 24, 2011 05:12:48 GMT

Longtime manager Lupe De-Leon reveals that the 'At Last' singer was taken to a hospital in California on Wednesday, December 21, after experiencing difficulty breathing.


Etta James Placed on a Breathing Machine at Hospital
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Etta James' condition seemed to worsen since it was revealed that she is terminally ill with chronic leukemia. Lupe De-Leon, the legendary blues singer's manager of 30 years, told Reuters on Friday, December 23, that she has been placed on a breathing machine after experiencing difficulty breathing.

The "At Last" singer was admitted to a hospital near her Riverside, California home on Wednesday, December 21. "They took her to the hospital," Lupe said. "She was having trouble breathing, so they intubated her. She is on a breathing machine and is resting." The manager added, "It is really sad. She is like my sister."

Etta's live-in doctor, Dr. Elaine James, revealed days earlier that the 73-year-old, who was also diagnosed with dementia and kidney failure, is "gravely ill" and is under 24-hour medical care. The doctor added the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member can only communicate with mostly "uh-huhs" and "no's".

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posted by marianamendoza76@gma on Dec 24, 2011
Poor lady... So sad

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