B.B. King’s Daughter Claims Elder Abuse: Police Called in Dispute Over Care

In this May 27, 2014 file photo, B.B. King performs in concert at the Tennessee Theater, in Knoxville, Tenn. The Blues patriarch King is telling fans he’s feeling better and will be released from a Las Vegas hospital on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The 89-year-old musician had been hospitalized since the weekend for what his daughter Claudette King, told the Los Angeles Times was treatment of dehydration caused by Type 2 diabetes. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
In this May 27, 2014 file photo, B.B. King performs in concert at the Tennessee Theater, in Knoxville, Tenn. The Blues patriarch King is telling fans he’s feeling better and will be released from a Las Vegas hospital on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The 89-year-old musician had been hospitalized since the weekend for what his daughter Claudette King, told the Los Angeles Times was treatment of dehydration caused by Type 2 diabetes. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
In this May 27, 2014 file photo, B.B. King performs in concert at the Tennessee Theater, in Knoxville, Tenn. The Blues patriarch King is telling fans he’s feeling better and will be released from a Las Vegas hospital on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

(TMZ) – Blues legend B.B. King’s daughter believes he is being abused… and called police Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized.

TMZ has learned there’s a huge battle over B.B.’s care — between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas … tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn’t eating.

She claims Toney — who has power of attorney over B.B. — refused, so Patty called police. Responding officers called in paramedics, who agreed B.B. needed to be checked out by doctors.

89-year-old King was treated at the hospital — and Patty says he suffered a minor heart attack. She also says this photo was taken during his brief stay, and she hopes the image will convince authorities something needs to be done to protect him.

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