Etta James Released From Hospital

Etta James Performing New - P 2011
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Etta James Performing New - P 2011

The 73-year-old singer was taken to her home in Riverside, Calif. on Thursday.

Etta James, who is terminally ill and battling leukemia, has been released from the hospital on Thursday, Reuters reports.

The 73-year-old singer, best known for her song "At Last," was transported to her Riverside, Calif. home and is currently there resting, James' business manager Lupe De Leon said. Her husband and doctor is also present.

"We all think it's best for her to be at home," De Leon said.

James was taken to the hospital in December after having trouble breathing. She has been in failing health for the past several years and also suffers from dementia.

James' doctor has noted that the singer, who won three Grammy Awards, mostly communicates through simple words and nods.

James has an 11-track album out called The Dreamer that was released in November 2011.