Friday, July 27, 2007

Blues singer Etta James hospitalized

Atlanta, GA 7/26/2007 9:48 PM GMT (FINDITT)

Blues singer Etta James was hospitalized Thursday after experiencing complications from an abdominal surgery in June. She is in stable condition but her manager said she had to cancel tour dates with B.B. King and Al Green. The 69-year-old singer is “extremely disappointed” about the cancellations.

“If it had been left solely up to her, she would have checked herself out of the hospital and started the tour regardless of her delicate health. However, her doctor advised that where she to do so, it would put her at very great risk,” said her manager Lupe De Leon.

“We feel confident (that) by postponing her participation until Aug. 23, she will be in good shape to put on the kind of performance that Etta James’ fans know and love,” De Leon says.

Some of James’ hits include “At Last,” “Trust in Me” and “A Sunday Kind of Love.”

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