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B.B. King leaves hospital

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B.B. King leaves hospital

B.B. King has left hospital.

The blues legend has thanked his fans for their concern and insisted he is well again after he was admitted to a medical facility over the weekend, suffering with dehydration linked to his type II diabetes.

In a statement posted on his official website on Tuesday (07.04.15), he 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 musician was taken to the facility near his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, due to health concerns although his daughter Claudette King soon admitted he was already feeling "much better" when asked about his condition on Monday (06.04.15).

The 'The Thrill Has Gone' hitmaker suffered a similar health scare last October leading to the cancellation of eight tour dates, although he joked about his hospital admission days later insisting he was busier while resting at home as people kept checking to see if he was all right.

B.B. - who was born Riley B. King and is often referred to as the King of Blues - has toured for more than 65 years, and would play more than 300 shows each year at the peak of his career.

However, his hectic schedule has slowed down in recent years, having not released a record since his Grammy Award-winning 42nd studio album 'One Kind Favor' in 2008.