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2015-04-08 08:51
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Los Angeles - American blues legend BB King, hospitalised reportedly for dehydration stemming from diabetes, said on Tuesday he was better and going home.

"I want to thank everyone for their concern and good wishes. I'm feeling much better & am leaving the hospital today," King, 89, said on his Facebook page.

A Message from B.B."I want to thank everyone for their concern and good wishes. I'm feeling much better & am leaving the hospital today."

Posted by BB King on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

King's hospitalisation near his home in Las Vegas was reported on Monday by the Los Angeles Times and other media, citing representatives for the singer but there were no details about his condition.

Reports on Tuesday said he had been admitted because of dehydration resulting from Type II diabetes.

Known as the "King of the Blues", Mississippi-born Riley B King is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has been ranked among the greatest guitarists of all time.

He has lived with Type II diabetes for more than 20 years.

With more than 50 albums under his belt, King is known for hits such as the 1950s Three O'Clock Blues, The Thrill Is Gone in 1970, and When Love Comes to Town with Irish rockers U2 in 1989.

In October, King was taken ill during a show. He was diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion and cancelled the rest of his tour.

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