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Blues Singer Etta James Stable Following Surgery Complications

Etta James is in stable condition in a Los Angeles hospital, suffering complications from abdominal surgery.

James' manager Lupe De Leon said July 25 that the 69-year-old blues singer was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, following surgery in mid-June.

James hopes to be well enough by the end of August to join blues great B.B. King and soul singer Al Green on a tour which kicked off July 24 in Florida.

R & B singer Chaka Khan is currently substituting for James. A rock and roll pioneer in the 1950s, Etta James signed with Chess Records and diversified into blues, soul and rhythm and blues.

A three-time Grammy Award winner, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.