Rhythm and blues singer Etta James hospitalised

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Etta James' manager says the R&B singer is recovering from sepsis and remains hospitalised in Southern California.

Lupe De Leon said that James is stable and he doesn't know when the 72-year-old singer will be released from the Riverside Community Hospital.



Her son Donto James said her mother has been hospitalized for about a week with sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection.



She entered a treatment program to shake a dependency on painkillers and was transferred to the hospital when her condition worsened.



Etta James, who sang everything from blues to jazz, is best known for the hit At Last.



Beyonce portrayed her and sang the song in the film Cadillac Records and at an inaugural ball for President Barack Obama.



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