BB King hospitalised with dehydration

The Blues legend suffers from Type II diabetes

BB King

by Anna Lewis |
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Blues legend BB King has been hospitalised with dehydration.

BB’s daughter Claudette told the* LA Times* that he is recovering and his condition is “much better”.

The 89-year-old’s dehydration was brought on by his Type II diabetes, which he’s suffered from for more than 20 years.

The Three O’Clock Blues singer, who has been open about suffering from diabetes, has spoken in the past about not wanting to call time on his music career, saying: "Retire? I'll only do that when I'm called from above.

"As long as people say I play the blues well, I'll carry on playing."

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