Etta James in Hospital With Blood Infection

Etta James was taken to the hospital due to a urinary tract infection and the blood infection sepsis, the singer's son revealed on Friday.

James, 73, is staying at a hospital in Riverside, Calif., after being admitted earlier this week.

Sametto James said, “It was a really bad infection. Right now she's doing a lot better.”

The singer has suffered from recent health problems. Early last year, she had been admitted to the hospital to treat an infection caused by MRSA. It was also revealed during that time that she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

This year in January, it was announced that she was suffering from leukemia and is undergoing treatment.

The legendary blues singer rose to fame during the 1950s and 60s, and so far has won four Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards. James was inducting into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and 2008.

She has been named one of the greatest singers of all time on two separate occasions by Rolling Stone magazine.

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