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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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Proud2bBlack    

You are loved, forever. For all the unions you were a part of in song. Thank you. Thank you for allowing my husband to reveal that I was his true love "At Last". Relax and sweet dreams dear wonderful woman. kisses and hugs from the Chi

941 days ago
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Lizzie    

There is NO, NO, NO one who can sing "At Last" like THE
LEGEN MISTRESS OF SOUL~ETTA JAMES!! I PRAY that she IS
resting peacefully & in total serenity!! PRAYERS(SSSSSS) 4 HER!! MAX, MAX, MAX, MAX IS SOOOOOO HANDSOME, CUTE & ADORABLE!! That DISGUSTING richard~the dumb ass **** is NOT, NOT, NOT funny, get rid of him, oh yeah, he's a jew boy like small, tiny, little harvey is a jew... The Irish gent IS handsome and FUN!! Where is Yogi!!

941 days ago
33.

writenow    

Etta James is the real deal. Not many people can sing just two words...and EVERYONE is suddenly transported to another place and time.

941 days ago
34.

J    

Diane Warren just tweeted that Etta has died.

941 days ago
35.

Cheryl Rose    

My prayers are with you Miss Etta. You have such a beautiful voice. The angels will welcome you to their choir

941 days ago
36.

Nefertiti    

My prayers are with her and her family.

941 days ago
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Arcadia Rink    

Etta is an ICON. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

941 days ago
38.

JO    

I love her makeup here. And I'm sorry for her. :S

941 days ago
39.

Bessie    


@@@@Jackson: 7 hours ago

What kind of doctor asks for prayers?

A GOOD DOCTOR IS ONE THAT ASK FOR PRAYERS AFTER HE/SHE HAS DONE ALL HE/SHE CAN DO FOR A PERSON !!!!!

940 days ago
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yomama    

pray in one hand and poop in the other...... praying... the best way to do nothing while claiming to be doing something.
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Christopher Hitchens - a man of strong intellect, passion and humanity left the world today and never requested a single prayer.

940 days ago
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BeachBOB    

God Bless Etta, and we will be praying for her. Etta has provided us with an enormous amount of pleasure over several decades and she will live on forever to all of her loving fans.

940 days ago
42.

MP    

So very sad. Ms. James is an icon and a treasure and At Last is one of the best songs of all time.

940 days ago
43.

mrsw    

Many prayers for Miss James. It has been a tough year for too many of the greats.

940 days ago
44.

starhistorian     

Etta you have given me many years of listening enjoyment and I'm so sorry that you are so Ill and I wish you godspeed!

940 days ago
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dootise    

I got to interview her for television in Santa Barbara many moons ago...magnificent and fun!hope she is feeling no pain.

940 days ago
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