FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2008 file photo, Etta James arrives at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" in Los Angeles. James' son said Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 that the 72-year-old R&B singer is hospitalized in Southern California with a serious infection but he expects her to be released soon. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
January 18, 2011 7:33:49 AM PST
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -January 18, 2011 --
A Southern California judge has ruled that Etta James' husband may use $60,000 of the ailing R&B singer's savings to pay for her medical care.