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B.B. King Cancels Remainder of Tour Due to Illness

Blues legend B.B. King has been forced to cancel the rest of his tour after being diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion.

According to the official website of the 89-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, King fell ill Friday night during a performance at the House of Blues in Chicago.

The blues guitarist had eight remaining stops on his tour, including one at his own B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York. No additional updates on his condition have been revealed.

Hamish Anderson, whose band was opening for King, tweeted about the situation on Saturday.

In April, an erratic performance prompted King’s reps to issue an apology.

“The combination of the rigors of the very long drive and high blood sugar due to his medication error resulted in a performance that did not match Mr. King’s usual standard of excellence,” the statement read. King has lived with Type II diabetes for two decades.

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