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B.B. King at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

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B.B. King has reportedly been hospitalized in Las Vegas, after he suffered from a diabetes-related emergency.

According to TMZ, the 89-year-old musical legend suffered from dehydration due to his Type II diabetes diagnosis, and was rushed to a Vegas hospital near his home in the city.

The site reports:

King’s rep tells TMZ … he remains hospitalized at a medical center close to his Vegas home.

Another source tells us the 89-year-old’s health emergency was the result of dehydration from his Type II diabetes … a condition he’s lived with for more than two decades.

In 2014 he cancelled all of his performances due to medical issues.

We will keep you updated with the latest, and keep him in our prayers.


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