Blues legend B.B. King has been hospitalized for diabetes-related dehydration, his daughter confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.

The 89-year-old musician has battled Type II diabetes for more than 20 years, though his daughter, Claudette, told the Times that he “is much better.” A request for more information was not immediately returned by King’s spokesperson.

Last October, the bluesman was forced to cancel eight gigs of his tour after falling ill following a show at Chicago’s House of Blues. “[King] 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,” a statement on his site read at the time.

King has spent more than 65 years on the road, playing more than 300 shows a year until slowly cutting back in the last decade, though he still plays more than 100 shows annually.
Rolling Stone