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- Posted on Dec 30th 2011 4:35PM by Cameron Matthews
"Ms. James has been taken off the respirator and is now breathing on her own. Her blood pressure is normal," the singer's manager Lupe de Leon tells AFP. "We are all happy with this news."
James, 73, is still in the care of doctors at a Riverside, Calif. hospital but is expected to venture to her nearby home within the coming days, though her manager says it's still to early to know when that will be. The 'At Last' singer spent Christmas in her hospital room, surrounded by loved ones.
James' husband, Artis Mills, is currently in a legal dispute with Donto James (Etta's son) over control of the singer's million-dollar estate. Mills, who retains control, recently requested $500,000 for the care of his wife but was only granted $350,000 by a superior court judge.