B.B. King Leaves Hospital Feeling 'Much Better'
The acclaimed blues musician posted on Facebook that he'd returned home after being hospitalized for dehydration
The blues legend has left the hospital.
B.B. King, 89, was hospitalized over the weekend near his Las Vegas home, reportedly because of dehydration resulting from Type II diabetes. But Tuesday afternoon, his official Facebook account posted a message saying he has returned home.
“I want to thank everyone for their concern and good wishes. I’m feeling much better & am leaving the hospital today,” the note read.
In October 2014, dehydration forced King to cancel a tour.
“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 by Oct. 7, King had returned home and reassured fans with another statement on his website.
“I’m back at home now listening to music, watching movies and enjoying some down time,” King wrote. “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.”