American Blues legend B.B. King in Hospice Care after Brief Stay at Hospital
In a news that would sadden his fans, American blues legend BB King, is been kept in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas.
One of the greatest guitarists of all times, Mississippi-born, 89-year-old Riley B King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Until date, he has sold millions of records worldwide and has more than 50 albums to his kitty. His guitar, popularly called Lucille, has crooned to all his hits.
However, King has not been keeping well since October last. He even cancelled the final shows of his 2014 tour after he fell ill in Chicago.
This Thursday, it was the second time in the month that King was hospitalized. Last, it was on April 7. This time King suffered a minor heart attack, as informed by his daughter Patty king, following which an ambulance was called to King’s house. King was taken to the hospital and treated for complications of high blood pressure and diabetes.
Laverne Toney, King’s longtime business manager and current power-of-attorney, rubbished reports by celebrity website TMZ which claimed that one of King's daughters called the police following a domestic dispute over medical care.
Toney also told that King did not like to be in the hospital. "Mr. King is where he wishes to be. He's always told me he doesn't want to be in a hospital. He wants to be at home", Toney said in a statement. It is for this reason that after a brief stay at the hospital, he demanded that he be brought home. Ever since, he has been kept under hospice care at his residence.
After returning home on Friday, King thanked his fans for their good wishes and prayers, by posting a message on his official website.
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