King’s daughter, Patty reportedly wanted to take him to the hospital, but claims King’s manager, Laverne Toney, who has power of attorney over King, refused. Patty subsequently called police, who sent paramedics, who in turn determined that King should be hospitalized.
Patty, who lives with her father, believes he is being abused and neglected by Toney. In November, Patty and her husband filed a police report claiming Toney had withheld medications from King and conned him out of $20 – $30 million dollars.
According to TMZ, Patty plans to seek to remove Toney’s power of attorney.
This is the second time B.B. King has been hospitalized in the last several weeks.