B.B. King Hospitalized Near Home in Las Vegas
Legendary blues musician, B.B. King, was reportedly rushed to a hospital near his Las Vegas home.
According to TMZ, King is reportedly being treated for dehydration that resulted from his Type II Diabetes. There are no further details as to his condition at this time, but we'll continue to update the story as more information comes to light.
King was forced to cancel his tour last year, when health complications flared up. A statement on his official website explained the cancelation, saying, "Mr. King did not feel well enough to continue his performance last night, Oct 3, 2014, at the House of Blues in Chicago. He was immediately evaluated by a doctor and diagnosed with dehydration and suffering from exhaustion whereby causing the eight remaining shows of his current tour to be cancelled."
King later wrote a message directly to fans on the website, letting them know that he was doing alright, "I’m back at home now listening to music, watching movies and enjoying some down time. I think I’m busier at home now than on the road talking to friends calling to check up on me. I do appreciate everyone’s calls and concern. I want to tell you, I'm doing alright."
Back in 2007, King was forced to cancel a show when he was hospitalized because of a fever. His rep, Tina France, told PEOPLE at the time, "It was just the residue from a bout with the flu and it was low-grade fever. He was in the special unit simply as a precaution because of his age."
We wish him a quick and speedy recovery.