It's true, Etta James is doing better, but things still aren't looking so great for the singer that brought us At Last.
She's been taken off her respirator and is breathing on her own again, which is fabulous. She's conscious and was even able to watch the New Year's ball drop with her sons in the hospital.
One of her sons said:
"She's all right. My brother and I would like to see her stay in the hospital a little longer until she gets more stable. Our main concern is for her to be taken care of right."
The troubling thing is that she's still battling the final stages of leukemia and has pretty severe dementia as well. At 73, she has had one of the fullest lives we can think of, and one of the most iconic songs in history.
We're pulling for her, still, and wish her and her sons all the best.
[Image via WENN.]