Blues singer Etta James suffers from leukemia

Her illness was revealed when the singer’s husband, Artis Mills, filed documents in court, seeking control of her finances. He claims the 72-year-old singer has become too sick to manage her own money.

Also, a doctor said Etta needs help with eating, dressing and cannot sign her own name.

Etta’s son, Donto, has meanwhile requested that there be a third person outside the family, who manages his mother’s money. Her fortune is estimated at more than $1 million.

Her son wants to “to avoid present and future family conflict and discrepancies”.

The court should make its decision Friday.