B.B. King Rushed to Hospital in Las Vegas
B.B. King was rushed to the hospital over the weekend, but his daughter Claudette reveals the legendary blues guitarist is "doing much better."
The Los Angeles Times reports King was hospitalized in Las Vegas after suffering from dehydration caused by Type II diabetes, a condition he has had for more than 20 years.
He shared a message on his Facebook page, informing fans that his hospital stay in now over and he's on the mend. "I want to thank everyone for their concern and good wishes. I'm feeling much better & am leaving the hospital today," the 89-year-old stated.
This isn't the first time the "King of Blues" has fallen in. He had to cancel the remainder of his tour in October 2014, when he became sick during a show and was diagnosed with exhaustion and dehydration.
The blues player is known for hits like "The Thrill Has Gone," "Rock Me Baby" and "Everyday I Have the Blues." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is deemed as one of the best guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone and Gibson. In 1989, he collaborated with U2 on "When Love Comes to Town," and more recently was featured on Big K.R.I.T.'s 2012 LP, Live From the Underground.
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