Singer B.B. King remains in the hospital today after receiving emergency medical treatment over the weekend.
The iconic blues musician, 89, was rushed to a Las Vegas area medical center after suffering from dehydration, a complication of his Type II diabetes, according to a new report.
B.B. at a recording session in January 1960.
B.B. was similarly treated for dehydration last October after falling ill during a performance. Soon after, the singer cancelled the remaining eight concert dates of his tour.
“Mr. King did not feel well enough to continue his performance last night, Oct. 3, 2014, at the House of Blues in Chicago,” a statement posted to his official website on Oct. 6, 2014 read. “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.”
B.B. performing in February 2014.
Following the announcement last fall, B.B. assured his fans he was “doing alright” and recuperating at home.
“I’m back at home now listening to music, watching movies and enjoying some down time,” he wrote in a statement posted to his website on Oct. 7, 2014. “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.”
‘TMZ‘ first reported this news.