GALVESTON — Blues musician Riley “B.B.” King was smiling when he was released from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Saturday afternoon.
The 81-year-old “King of the Blues” had taken ill from an infection or flu bug Thursday night and was whisked to the hospital, where several tests on him were performed. Family and doctors had been concerned for King’s well-being because of his diabetes and high blood pressure.
Although hospital officials released King Saturday, his family had not had a chance to discuss his condition and did not feel comfortable immediately sharing any of that information with the press, said Willie King, his son and manager.
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