Cosby Writes To Ailing James

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December 30, 2011 | 4:00am EST

Funnyman Bill Cosby has reached out to Etta James, urging the ailing singer to “get well” as she battles leukemia.
The R&B legend was hospitalized in Riverside, California earlier this month after suffering breathing problems and she spent her Christmas holiday under doctors’ care.

Now Cosby has written a touching open letter praising James’ talent and sending his blessings to the 73 year old as she fights to get better.

In a post on his official website, he writes, “Dear Etta James, I saw you emotionally move every human being while you performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl to a setting sun. You gave us your recordings and your interpretations as well for the thousands, millions, even billions who did not get to see you perform in person.

“Get well. I hope to speak with you again as we both smile. God bless you. Bill Cosby.”

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