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Etta James is Terminally Ill

Doctor Asks for Prayers

12/16/2011 10:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Etta James
Etta James -- famous for her incredible rendition of "At Last" -- is "terminally ill" ... so says her live-in doctor ... who is now asking fans to pray for the 73-year-old singer.

According to the doctor, Etta's chronic leukemia was declared incurable two weeks ago.

Etta -- whose health has been on a rapid decline the last few years -- was hospitalized in May over a life-threatening blood infection. Months before, the singer was diagnosed with both dementia and leukemia. 


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lee    

Etta James & Chuck Berry - Rock n' Roll Music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2wuVp00-o

853 days ago
17.

ginny    

etta is the ral deal, she rocks and all owe this woman!!

awesome she is!

853 days ago
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patty    

awwe all my prayers - she is an american treasure

853 days ago
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anony    

Here's someone who never got the complete recognition she deserves because we waste our time on people like Lady Gaga.

853 days ago
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Mazor    

It's a lot better to have this happen to you when you're 73 than when you're 33, and I have the dead friends to prove it.

853 days ago
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Saoirse Martin    

sad. I always remember her doing the great version of "Roll with me Henry" such a good song to jitterbug to

853 days ago
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theresa knowles    

played her song at our wedding, it was our last song of the night. love and prayers are being sent her way.

853 days ago
23.

dd    

Prayers to you Etta.

853 days ago
24.

Grandma Cracker    

Love you, Etta. Safe journey.....

853 days ago
25.

Matt Bright    

I loved her in Poltergeist.

853 days ago
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teeveedub    

While "At Last" is wonderful and iconic, if you haven't dug deeper into Etta James' catalog, you're missing a lot. She has created many decades worth of great music. If you want to know the musical definition of truth, listen to Etta.

853 days ago
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LadyD    

Heartfelt prayers for Etta James and her family.

853 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Poor lady. I hope they don't try to make her stay alive and suffering.

853 days ago
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SaraBellum    

Huge respect for this lady. Thinking of you Ms. James and wishing you peace.

853 days ago
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LVX156    

Prayers up and said for Etta. She is an amazing singer. I pray she goes into remission and does not have to suffer.

853 days ago
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