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BB King Cancels Shows After Falling Ill During House of Blues Performance

Officials diagnosed King with dehydration and said he was suffering from exhaustion

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    Cindy Barrymore
    B.B. King performs at Chicago's House of Blues Friday, October 3.

    Blues guitar legend B.B. King has canceled the remaining shows of his current tour after falling ill during a performance at Chicago’s House of Blues Friday.

    King’s website says the 89-year-old fell ill during the show and was “immediately evaluated by a doctor.”

    Officials diagnosed King with dehydration and said he was suffering from exhaustion, prompting the cancellation of the final eight shows on his tour. The tour was scheduled to end next week at his B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York.

    Further details surrounding his condition were not immediately available.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has released over 50 albums.

    Earlier this year, King issued a public apology to fans after an erratic performance in St. Louis led to audience catcalls and early departures. His publicists called it "a bad night for one of America's living blues legends."