April 7th: Earlier today BB King was hospitalized due to diabetes-related dehydration as confirmed by Mr. King’s daughter. Currently the 89 year old Blues guitar Legend is feeling better and has updated fans that he will be leaving hospital today.
In the fall, BB King had to cancel the remaining eight shows of his ongoing tour due to feeling ill during one of his shows. The doctor diagnosed a fatigue-related dehydration.
Mr. King has been touring with diabetes for the past 65 years giving over 200 shows a year on an intensive schedule. A workaholic of a man, he was always a saint of a person with many if not all Blues artists sharing their deep affection for the man’s character and calling him a dear inspirational friend.
I can only wish Mr. King a speedy recovery and less trips to the doctor. My heart is aching from the news.
UPDATE (May 1st): Mr. King has once again been hospitalized with what may be a minor heart attack following a distress of a personal nature. His official Facebook page states: “I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas. Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers.”
God, please, stop screwing around with my favorite of the Kings.