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Etta James hospitalised with a blood infection

Blues and soul legend, Etta James, has been hospitalised in the U.S, her son has confirmed. 

The iconic singer was admitted to a Californian facility earlier this week where she is being treated for sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection.

Her son, Sametto James, confirmed the news to the Riverside-Press Enterprise and explained that sepsis is a potentially deadly form of blood poisoning. She has a history of other ailments including leukemia, dementia and kidney problems. 

No further information has been given at this time, but the 73-year-old star was hospitalised for the same illness back in 2010. Watch her perform 'At Last' here: