Blues Legend Etta James Hospitalized With Serious Infections

Etta James( — Blues singer Etta James is in a Southern California hospital and is being treated for both a potentially deadly blood infection, as well as the urinary tract infection that is believed to have caused it.

According to her son, Sametto James, his mother is suffering from sepsis, a potentially deadly blood poisoning typically caused by a bacterial infection.

The 73 year-old blues legend was admitted to a hospital in Riverside, California, earlier this week. She was also hospitalized for the same problem earlier last year.

“It’s really bad,” Sametto James said before adding, “Right now she’s doing a lot better.”

Etta James is a three-time Grammy winner whose songs like “The Wallflower” and “Good Rockin’ Daddy” made her a key figure in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll. Her signature song, the 1961 ballad “At Last,” proved her a master of the blues.