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Etta James Is Doing A Little Better

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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.

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Etta James Is Once Again Breathing On Her Own!

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Etta James Back In The Hospital

Wow! We're very happy to hear this!

Etta James is reportedly breathing on her own again, and will be taken off the respirator she's been on since December 21st and moved out of the ICU!

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Etta James Back In The Hospital

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Etta James Back In The Hospital

Poor Etta James.

The icon has been battling incurable leukemia, dementia, and kidney failure for several years, and was once again re-admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after she experienced difficulty breathing.

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Etta James' Husband Wins Control Of Her Estate, Will Remain Conservator

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A judge in Riverside County ruled that Etta James' husband will remain conservator of her estate.

Artis Mills
and Etta's two sons have been battling back and forth for control of Etta's assets.

The singer needs constant medical attention and suffers from dementia and kidney failure. She is also terminally ill from chronic leukemia.

Her sons, Donto and Sametto, say their only request was for Etta to be taken to a hospital. This request was denied and she will continue to receive care from her million dollar esate.

We're sad to see the great singer's health deteriorate and we wish her family our condolences.

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Our Thoughts Are With You, Etta James

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Oh no!

Legendary singer, Etta James, has been declared as terminally ill by her doctor.

Etta has been suffering leukemia for a while now, and unfortunately, it has developed into an incurable sickness.

Her doctor is asking fans to pray for her now.

….so sad. Our thoughts are with you, dear Etta.

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Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover! Surprisingly Soulful X Factor Audition!!!

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By the looks of this guy, we would have never guessed the voice that was about to come out of his mouth!!

Josh Krajcik, a burrito slinger who smells like onions at the end of every day, did a surprisingly soulful audition of Etta James' At Last.

The judges were in love with his voice! And we are too!

And we also would like to thank his mom for driving 7 hours to get him to his audition!! What a cool mom!!

We have a strong feeling we'll be seeing a lot more of this guy.

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Etta James Suffering From Dementia While She Battles Leukemia, Family Fights Over Control Of Her Finances

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We hope that her family is spending as much time with her during this period of her life as they are worrying about control of her finances.

Singer Etta James has been revealed to be suffering from dementia and undergoing treatment for leukemia, according to court documents in a civil case in Riverside County Superior Court regarding her husband, Artis Mills, who wants more control of her finances than her will allows.

The papers reveal that the 72-year-old is being treated for her conditions with full-time care at her Woodcrest home, where she requires assistance with meals, dressing and hygiene. She can no longer sign her name, but she does still recognize her husband and children.

As of now, her will, written in 2008, gives her sons, Donto and Sametto James, as will as the former's wife Christy, power of attorney, which Mills is now challenging, and asking that he can move just over $1 million from three of her accounts into a joint account with him, or to him alone.

He also wants the power to close the accounts and transfer the money in his name, so he can keep supporting his wife's full care treatment at home, because as he states in the documents, James expressed that "if she ever became disabled, she did not wish to be placed in an institutional nursing facility as long as they had the money to keep her at home."

Meanwhile, Donto has responded in a court declaration that he has no problem with the money being released for her care, but he would prefer that the transfers be overseen by a third party, "to avoid present and future family conflict and discrepancies."

A hearing will take place later today to discuss the matter further.

We think that her son has the right idea!

Something about all of this makes us SLIGHTLY uncomfortable, but hopefully everything can resolved amicably, with the focus remaining on Etta's wellness and comfort during this truly sad time.

You're in our thoughts, bb.

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