The legendary singer suffers from diabetes

By Patrick Gomez
Updated April 06, 2015 07:55 PM
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Legendary blues musician B.B. King, 89, has been hospitalized at a medical center near his Las Vegas home, PEOPLE has confirmed.

King was rushed to the hospital over the weekend due to dehydration from his Type II diabetes, TMZ reports.

News of King’s hospitalization comes less than a year after the singer cancelled the remainder of his tour because of health problems.

“Mr. King did not feel well enough to continue his performance last night, Oct. 3, 2014, at the House of Blues in Chicago,” read a statement on King’s website posted Oct. 4. “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.”

But it didn’t take long for King – who was also hospitalized in 2007 – to address his fans directly after his tour was cancelled.

“I m back at home now listening to music, watching movies and enjoying some down time,” he wrote in a statement posted Oct. 7. “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.”