BB King hospitalised

By Drum Digital
07 April 2015

Blues legend BB King, real name Riley B King, has been hospitalised for diabetes-related dehydration in Las Vegas, America.

The 89-year-old’s daughter told the Los Angeles Times that her father’s symptoms were caused by his type 2 diabetes, but he is now “doing much better” after falling ill over the weekend.

BB’s latest health scare follows a period of illness last year, which saw him cancel a string of concerts.

In October last year, BB cancelled eight concert dates after being diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion.

During his extraordinary 70-year career, BB has released more than 40 albums and he’s often cited as one of the greatest guitarists of all-time.

In 1987, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, before also being inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame last year.

His hits include Three o’clock Blues, How Blue Can You Get and The Thrill is Gone.


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