Blues Legend B.B. King Reveals He Is In Hospice Care In Las Vegas


Blues legend B.B. King being mistreated?

B.B. King has announced to fans that he is currently in hospice care at home in Vegas.

The 89-year-old musician thanked fans on his official website Friday for their well-wishes and prayers.

There have been rumors that B.B. King had passed away, with man confusing him with recently deceased singer Ben E. King.

King was transported by ambulance on Thursday, following a dispute over his medical care.

The hospitalization is the second in one month for King, who was diagnosed with diabetes decades ago.

BB King’s daughter has accused his manager, Laverne Toney, of abusing him. She claims he refused to let her take him to the hospital after he had suffered a heart attack.

B.B. King in hospice after mild heart attack

B.B.’s daughter became concerned after her father refused to eat and his urine turned orange.

Toney, who has power of attorney over the guitarist, refused to allow her to take him and that is when police were called.

Officers determined that King needed medical attention and called for an ambulance to take him to the hospital.

Doctors did confirm he had suffered a mild heart attack.

Today a post on King’s website confirmed he was in hospice.

B.B. King under hospice care

Patty and her boyfriend have already accused Toney of elder abuse, as well as burglary.

In November they filed a police report accusing her of fleecing up to $30 million and several items of jewelry from the 16-time Grammy winner, as well as withholding his medication.

BB, whose real name is Riley B. King, was also hospitalized in early April suffering from dehydration, caused by the type II diabetes he has lived with for 20 years.

The musician was known to perform more than 300 shows per year throughout his long career.

B.B. King medical update posted on his website

He actually toured as recently as last year, but was forced to drop out after suffering from dehydration and exhaustion after a show in Chicago.

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

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