Posted in music on April 15, 2014

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BB King

...says a rep of the blues legend to TMZ...

B.B. King is totally embarrassed by his subpar performance in St. Louis recently -- but his rep tells TMZ, he has a good excuse for sucking ... the blues legend was off his meds.

King's April 4th performance at the Peabody Opera House was meandering and stilted, he chatted with the audience more than he sang, people heckled him, and some even walked out. It was bad.

But a rep for B.B. -- who's 88 years old by the way -- tells us, "Mr. King suffers from diabetes -- and he mistakenly missed a dose of his prescribed medication on the show day."

In addition to his high blood sugar problem, King's rep says the singer was exhausted from a 1,600 mile bus trip from Vegas -- adding, "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."

Catch B.B. on tour and find out for yourself what one of his performances is like.

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Comments (22)

B.B. is legendary and I'm sure the world will forgive him. I hope he takes care of himself. Such a sweet man.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 1:17 PM

What kinda cretin heckles B.B. King? He's 88. Cut his some slack.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 1:18 PM

Reviews from the shows after have been equally horrendous. Was he not taking his meds then also?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 1:19 PM

Much respect to BB.

That is weak of you BV for posting TMZ's disrespectful use of words.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 1:21 PM

City boyz are frequently off their meds. Makes them nuttier too. If BB was a real bullet, he wouldn't have a problem.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | April 15, 2014 1:23 PM

Re-posting TMZ "news stories". Nice!!!!!!1

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 1:30 PM

Agreed, 1:21. BV seems to be pandering to it's comments trolls with this one. Lame...

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 1:30 PM

He""s 1000 years old what do you expect, bo didley.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 1:38 PM

FUCK LEGENDS DYING POSTS

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 1:50 PM

Seen BB 10-15 times over the last decade. Not once has he been a let-down. That said, no one who plays as many shows as he does can be on top of it every night, emotionally, physically, mentally, or otherwise. Hopefully its an isolated incident.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 2:08 PM

even phish has off nights

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 2:33 PM

FTFY: even phish has on nights.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 3:15 PM

Every time they play is an off night for Phish

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 3:49 PM

It's time for this old crackhead to call it quits.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 5:04 PM

This man should win a Nobel prize
When do you ever see a black man at age 88 still working

Must be that good ole slave blood

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 9:18 PM

^#bigboytalk

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 10:16 PM

What are BV commenters doing going to blues shows?

Come on guys... you know that was funny.

Posted by Matt Fuller | April 15, 2014 11:05 PM

Screw the 22 y/o white williamsburg ignorati on here. Get a life and choke on biebers 2 inch cock

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 3:49 AM

Old man effs up, gets thrown to the wolves. Not a BV exclusive by any means.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 4:53 PM

Equal

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 9:58 PM

I really admire BB king a lot and his a big influence to my life.

Posted by Feed the Children | April 17, 2014 10:25 PM

my lovely B.B.KIng!!!!

Posted by Rooks | May 7, 2014 8:29 AM

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