B.B. King hospitalized for dehydration but is 'much better'

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Blues musician B.B. King has been hospitalized, but his daughter says he is doing "much better."

King's daughter, Claudette, tells The Los Angeles Times ( ) on Monday that the 89-year-old was in the hospital for dehydration caused by Type 2 diabetes.

The newspaper reports that King was diagnosed with diabetes more than 20 years ago. In October, he canceled the remaining shows in his tour after falling ill in Chicago with dehydration and exhaustion.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has released more than 50 albums and sold millions of records worldwide.

Representatives for King did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.