B.B. King has cancelled the rest of his tour after suffering a fall on-stage at a show at the House of Blues in Chicago on Friday, October 3.The 89-year-old has been forced to pull out of eight gigs, including October 12 and 13 dates at his own BB King Blues Club in Times Square, New York.
“Mr. King fell ill last night, Oct 3 2014 during his performance at the House of Blues in Chicago,” said his official press release. “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.”
No further updates on King’s condition have been released. In April, his performance at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis was criticized, and the guitarist issued an apology, which was attributed to a missed a dose of his prescribed medication.
“Simply put, it was a bad night for one of America’s living blues legends and Mr King apologizes and humbly asks for the understanding of his fans,” wrote a representative of King in a statement.