B.B. King Was Off His Diabetes Medication During Subpar Concert

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April 15, 2014 | 3:11pm EST

Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King has revealed he was off his diabetes medication earlier this month when he delivered a subpar concert performance in Missouri.
The iconic musician, 88, left audience members at St. Louis’ Peabody Opera House frustrated on 4 April after singing just eight complete songs and interrupting his set with musical snippets and long talks with the crowd, leading to cat calls and walkouts.
However, a representative for King has now opened up about the disappointing show, claiming the singer forgot to take his medication on the day of the performance and had been tired from a long bus trip from Las Vegas to St. Louis.
The spokesperson tells TMZ.com, “Mr. King suffers from diabetes and he mistakenly missed a dose of his prescribed medication on the show day.
“Simply put, it was a bad night for one of America’s living blues legends and Mr. King apologizes and humbly asks for the understanding of his fans.”