Blues singer Etta James, best known for classic songs like “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” is terminally ill and her live-in doctor is now asking for prayers. The 73-year-old has been in fading health in recent years.
James’s doctor, Dr. Elaine James, who is not related and has been the singer’s live-in doctor since March 2010, told the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise that James’s chronic leukemia became incurable two weeks ago. Elaine James told the paper that she finally released the information publicly to let the world know how she is doing.
“I am Southern and Christian and would just ask for the prayers of her fans and friends,” Elaine James said, adding that her fans “know she’s been sick, but not how sick.”
Consider it done.