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After nearly a month from being declared terminally ill, Singer Etta James’ longtime friend and manager says the singer has been released from a Southern California hospital.

According to the Associated Press, Lupe De Leon confirmed that James was released Thursday after the singer’s condition improved enough for her to be taken off a breathing machine. She is now back at home with her family.

The At Last singer’s doctor, Dr. Elaine James, had declared the singer’s chronic leukemia incurable last month.

James is also sufferring from dementia.