Revealed, Etta James Fights Alzheimer's Disease


Etta James
Aside from Etta James' urinary tract infection and painkillers dependency, her son opens up that his singer mother has been battling against Alzheimer's in secret for more than a year.


Singing legend Etta James has been secretly battling Alzheimer's Disease for more than a year, her son has revealed. The 72-year-old R&B star was admitted to the Riverside Community Hospital in southern California a week ago, January 29, 2010, with a suspected urinary tract infection. At the time, Donto James revealed his mother had been treated earlier this year for a dependency on painkillers and over-the-counter medication.

He now tells CNN the singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer's over a year ago and has battled it in secret ever since. Donto, who plays in his mother's band, reveals the ailing "At Last" singer is suffering from speech difficulties, and has contracted the potentially-deadly MRSA virus since first undergoing treatment.

The worried musician says, "I am going to end up losing my mother if it keeps going on like this. There has to be another doctor out there who can tell me what is going on with my mother." But he remains confident she can bounce back, saying, "I want my mother back onstage again. I know it can happen."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. Report: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged
  2. Jennifer Garner 'Feels Sorry' for Ben Affleck's New Love
  3. Salma Hayek Shows Off Her Bikini Body, Looks Banging at 50
  4. Listen to Fifth Harmony's Sultry New Track 'Angel'
  5. Tom Cruise Injured Doing Dangerous Stunt on Set of 'Mission: Impossible 6'
  6. Celine Dion's Alleged Toy Boy Pepe Munoz Makes Her Feel 'Sexy and Alive'
  7. Teen Choice Awards 2017: 'Beauty and the Beast' Edges Out Competition in Movie Field
  8. Report: Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Renew Wedding Vows
  9. FKA twigs Gets Cozy With Male Model in Ibiza, Robert Pattinson Is Nowhere in Sight
  10. Miranda Lambert Is Tired of Being 'Painted as the Villain' in Blake Shelton Split