BB King has canceled tour dates because of illness. He is a blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist and the eighty nine year old took sick while he was performing, for this he has put on hold eight future dates. It had been about half way through a show at Chicago’s House of Blues on Friday on October 3, 2014 when he had to receive some treatment for treated for dehydration and exhaustion.
A statement on King’s website read:
“Mr. King fell ill last night, [October] 3, 2014, during his performance at the House of Blues in Chicago.
“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 canceled. “
King has also revealed that he has diabetes, saying that at his age he feels how hard it is performing, but to “Retire? I’ll only do that when I’m called from above.
“As long as people say I play the blues well, I’ll carry on playing.”