Etta James Hospitalized with Blood Infection

The 73 year-old singer was admitted to a California hospital. 

Posted: 05/13/2011 02:33 PM EDT

Legendary jazz vocalist Etta James is recovering from a urinary tract infection and the blood infection sepsis. James was admitted into a hospital in Southern California's Riverside County earlier this week. 

 

Although the condition is serious Sametto Jones, James' son, spoke with Reuters about his mother's improving condition. "It was a really bad infection," said James. 'Right now she's doing a lot better."  

 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree has struggled with obesity in the past, undergoing gastric bypass surgery eight years ago.

 

Stay tuned to BET.com for updates on James's condition. 

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