Donto James told the Associated Press that his 72-year-old mom is improving and doctors have controlled infections that sent her to the hospital about two weeks ago. He says she was transferred Tuesday from Riverside to a medical center in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawaiian Gardens.
Etta James, best known for the hit “At Last,” was hospitalized late last month with sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection. She had entered a treatment program to deal with a painkiller addiction and was hospitalized when her condition worsened.
Donto James says his mother wants to get back to performing, but it’s unclear when she’ll be released.