RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Etta James' manager says the terminally ill blues singer is breathing on her own after being taken off a respirator.
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Lupe De Leon said Friday that the change in her condition is great news and that the singer's blood pressure is normal.
De Leon said James was put on a respirator when she was hospitalized in Southern California on Dec. 21 because she was having trouble breathing.
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James has been diagnosed with terminal leukemia and is suffering from dementia. She has been receiving mostly at-home care.
Earlier this month, a judge set aside $350,000 for her medical care.
James is best known for the hit "At Last."
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