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B.B. King Hospitalized but ‘Doing Much Better’

In this April 4, 2014 photo, B.B King performs at the Peabody Opera House on April 4, 2014 in St. Louis, Mo.  Some St. Louis music fans are singing the blues after an erratic weekend performance by 88-year-old guitar legend B.B. King led to a stream of early departures and audience catcalls.  Concert-goers say King’s rambling Friday night set at the Peabody Opera House included only a handful of complete songs amid musical snippets, long-winded soliloquies and a 15-minute sing-along of “You Are My Sunshine.”  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sarah Conard)
In this April 4, 2014 photo, B.B King performs at the Peabody Opera House on April 4, 2014 in St. Louis, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sarah Conard)

 

(Los Angeles Times) – Legendary blues musician B.B. King has been hospitalized, his representatives confirmed to the Los Angeles Times, but his daughter later said he “is much better.”

King’s daughter, Claudette, told The Times that her father was suffering from dehydration caused by his Type II diabetes.

Born Riley B. King, the 89-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was diagnosed with the disease more than two decades ago.

His hits include 1950s R&B piece “Three O’Clock Blues,” 1970’s “The Thrill Is Gone” and 1989’s “When Love Comes to Town,” a collaboration with U2.

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