B.B. King Hospitalized

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B.B. King was taken to a Las Vegas hospital over the weekend reportedly due to complications related to Type II diabetes. First reported by TMZ and also confirmed by the Los Angeles Times, the 89-year-old legendary blues guitarist was forced to cancel a run of concerts last fall after becoming ill during a performance at the House of Blues in Chicago on October 3, 2014. In April 2014, King issued an apology after an erratic performance in St. Louis. 

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The Times report stated King’s representatives declined to comment on his current condition.

UPDATE 4/7 6:30 a.m. PT: B.B.’s daughter, Claudette, told the L.A. Times her father is much better” following a bout of dehydration brought on by Type II diabetes.