B B King – Get Well Soon

We’re wishing the king of the blues, Mr B B King well wishes at this time after he was taken ill during a performance at Chicago’s House of Blues. The 89-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had eight gigs left on his current trek, including stops at his namesake B.B. King Blues Club in New York. “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 King’s official site posted. No other details about his condition were revealed.

Guitarist Hamish Anderson, whose band was serving as King’s opening act during the trek, tweeted “Very sad to hear the news of BB King’s sickness and subsequent cancellation of the tour. The band and I wish him a safe speedy recovery!” According to King’s official site, the guitarist does not have any more dates scheduled for the rest of 2014. In November 2013, the ever-touring B B King canceled an Oklahoma City concert but that was due to unsafe conditions on the roads into the city.

The end of his tour was to include stops next week at his own BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York.

Earlier this year, Mr King issued a public apology to fans after an erratic performance in St Louis led to audience catcalls and early departures. His publicists called it “a bad night for one of America’s living blues legends”.

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