According to singer Etta James' son, the Diva was hospitalized about a week ago with sepsis (a serious blood infection) caused by a urinary tract infection.
Donto James said his mother entered a drug rehab facility on the west coast to shake her dependency on prescription drugs. She was transferred to another facility then to the hospital when her condition worsened.
James is best known for her timeless classic "At Last" which was the subject of a full length movie starring burlesque singer Beyonce. Speaking of Beyonce, her perfume ad debuted this morning all over the Internet.