Etta James Plagued By Leukemia; Family Fighting Over Med Bills


namcgloster | January 17, 2011 - 5:20 pm

News circulated Friday (Jan. 14) that blues beauty Etta James has been diagnosed with leukemia and dementia. Not only have the diseases riddled her mind and body requiring round-the-clock care, but her family has been locked into a court dispute over her finances.

According to TMZ, James’ husband Artis Mills is requesting $1 million to be placed in a joint account in order to handle his wife’s medical bills. However, her son Donto James wants a third part to be responsible for the money matters to “avoid present and future family conflict and discrepancies.”

Family and friends expect the sassy “At Last” singer to remain a fighter and recover as much as possible.
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