According to Entertainment Weekly, a court battle over the finances and vehicle of legendary “At Last” singer Etta James has revealed that she is suffering from leukemia and dementia. The information came to light during a civil court case between her husband of 41 years, Artis Mills, who is seeking financial control of more than $1 million of James’ money, and her son, Donto James, who wants that responsibility assigned to a third party.
Her doctor says that James has dementia and organic brain syndrome. The 72-year old is currently being treated for the leukemia and is no longer able to dress or feed herself. Mills said in court documents that his wife expressed that “if she ever became disabled, she did not wish to be placed in an institutional nursing facility as long as they had the money to keep her at home.”
Very sad situation and I hope it’s resolved soon.