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Etta James hospitalized with blood infection

By the CNN Wire Staff
Etta James, best known for her 1961 hit "At Last," was diagnosed in 2009 with Alzheimer's disease.
Etta James, best known for her 1961 hit "At Last," was diagnosed in 2009 with Alzheimer's disease.
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  • Etta James' son says she was admitted to a hospital on Monday
  • A urinary tract infection she was suffering from led to sepsis
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(CNN) -- Legendary singer Etta James has been hospitalized with a blood infection, her son told CNN Friday.

Sametto James said his 73-year-old mother was admitted to a hospital in Southern California on Monday due to a urinary tract infection that led to sepsis. She remained in the hospital Friday, he said.

"She's doing a little bit better, but she's not out of the woods quite yet," Sametto James said.

Etta James, best known for her 1961 hit "At Last," was hospitalized in 2010 due to a dangerous staph infection. She was diagnosed in 2009 with Alzheimer's disease.

CNN's Denise Quan contributed to this report.

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