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Etta James Hospitalized, Cancels Tour Dates

As reported by the Associated Press, sassy blues diva Etta James was in stable condition today after being admitted to a Los Angeles hospital for complications from a mid-June abdominal surgery.

James’ management has cancelled a month’s worth of appearances in an ongoing summer package tour that includes B.B. King and Al Green. She will resume performing in the tour on Aug. 23.

With hits like “At Last,” “Something’s Got a Hold on Me,” and “Sunday Kind of Love,” James is one of the most enthralling and important R&B vocalists of all time. She has performed jazz-centered music throughout her career as well, particularly on her standards-heavy 1994 release, Mystery Lady: The Songs of Billie Holiday.

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