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. [Photo by Kevin Westenberg]
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.