Daniel Kreps, ROLLING STONE
CHICAGO (Rolling Stone)—Blues legend B.B. King was forced to cancel the remainder of his current tour after falling ill following a October 3rd show at Chicago’s House of Blues. The 89-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had eight gigs left on his current trek, including stops at his namesake B.B. King Blues Club in New York. “[King] 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 cancelled,” King’s official site posted. No other details about King’s condition were revealed.
As EW’s The Music Mix points out, King gave a shaky performance in St. Louis in April 2014, with the concert being so erratic that the blues great’s reps issued a statement apologizing following the gig.