B.B. King in hospice care

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King is telling fans he’s in hospice care at home in Las Vegas.

The 89-year-old musician posted thanks to fans on his official website Friday for well-wishes and prayers.

Las Vegas police Officer Jesse Roybal says an ambulance was summoned Thursday to King’s address and a person was hospitalized following what was characterized as a dispute over medical care.

The hospitalization was the second in a month for King, who was diagnosed with diabetes decades ago.

In October, he canceled the final shows of his 2014 tour after falling ill in Chicago.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has released more than 50 albums and sold millions of records worldwide.

Representatives for King didn’t immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.

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6 comments

  • nadine

    My dad was one of your biggest fans.his name was riley York he was from Mississippi tunica.my aunt name was Annie bee.from Chicago

  • Bernadette

    God Bless you Mr. King!!! Me and my family thank you and Lucille for letting the Goodtimes Role. You are a Blues Legend.

  • Clara Spiller

    My husband and I have followed BB all across the US for many years. My children say that we were BB King groupies.

  • Renee McCall

    I’ve always loved your music Mr. King, real music. I’m sorry to hear that you are and have been so sick for so long. I pray that you get well soon!

  • Nick

    God Bless you BB – You have given me years of happiness with your music. Your music and legacy will live on and inspire. Hang on in there BB and hey, take it easy for once !!