LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) — Blues icon B.B. King has been released from the hospital after a short stay after suffering complications of diabetes.
In a post on his Facebook page, King wrote: "I want to thank everyone for their concern and good wishes. I'm feeling much better & am leaving the hospital today."
The 89-year-old King went to the hospital on Monday, reportedly suffering from dehydration, a side effect of the type II diabetes King has had for more than 20 years.
King canceled a the remaining eight dates of his tour last October after suffering from dehydration and exhaustion during a show at the House of Blues in Chicago.
A statement released on King's website at the time said:
"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 canceled. "
King's career dates back to 1949, when he released his first single "Miss Martha King." Since then, he has won sixteen Grammy awards, been inducted in the both the Blues and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame and has been recognized as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time. – Staff Writers