Legendary Blues Singer B.B. King Released from Hospital

The 89-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was admitted on Monday for an undisclosed ailment

Last Updated: April 7, 2015 @ 5:38 PM

(Updated on Tuesday April 7 on 5.30 p.m. PT)

B.B. King was released from hospital on Tuesday. “I want to thank everyone for their concern and good wishes. I’m feeling much better & am leaving the hospital today,” the singer posted on his website.


Famed blues singer B.B. King has been hospitalized in Las Vegas, a representative at B.B. King Road Shows told TheWrap Monday.

The 89-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was diagnosed with Type II diabetes more than two decades ago, according to the Los Angeles Times.

King’s countless hits include “Three O’Clock Blues,” “The Thrill Is Gone” and “When Love Comes to Town,” a collaboration with U2.

Last October, King was forced to cancel eight gigs after falling ill from dehydration and exhaustion at a Chicago show.

Born in Mississippi as Riley B. King, the singer has released over 50 albums since the 1940s.