B.B. King Falls Ill Onstage In Chicago Friday

October 5, 2014 6:29 PM

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B.B. King Falls Ill Onstage In Chicago Friday

B.B. King was back in Chicago this past Friday night for a show at The House of Blues. A statement on his web site said, “Mr. King fell ill last night, Oct 3 2014 during his performance at the House of Blues in Chicago. He 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.”

I remember talking to B.B. at a 93XRT New Year’s Eve show at Chicago’s Union Station. I asked him where he was living now. He said, “Here.” Surprised I asked if he meant here in Chicago. He said, “No. Here, on the road.” The nearly constantly touring 89 year old bluesman has now canceled the remain...

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