The King of the Blues wants his stage back tomorrow.
Blues legend B.B. King was “back to his old self” on Saturday after being discharged from a hospital in Galveston, Tex., where he was treated for a fever, a spokeswoman for his management agency told the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
The 81-year-old musician, who had been in the hospital since Thursday, was “feeling fabulous,” said Tina France, vice president of Lieberman Management of New York.
King had picked up a low-grade fever following a bout with the flu. He was admitted to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, 80 kilometres southeast of Houston, shortly before he was scheduled to perform at the city’s Grand Opera House. King plans to perform tomorrow in Fort Worth, France said.
King, who has a history of diabetes, had a 100.4-degree fever, which required monitoring because of King’s age, France said. Doctors treated him with antibiotics and kept him hospitalized as a precaution, she said. Last month, U.S. President George W. Bush awarded King the Presidential Medal of Freedom.