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*It’s never a good thing to hear that someone is in hospice care. The reality is that the word/phrase is almost always associated with the final days of life.

Unfortunately that’s the word that blues legend B.B. King himself is using to refer to his current medical situation .

On Friday, the 89-year-old musician posted thank yous to fans on his official website for well-wishes and prayers.

According to CNN, on Thursday, officer Jesse Roybal of the Las Vegas Police Dept. Office said an ambulance was summoned to King’s address and he was hospitalized following what was characterized as a dispute over medical care.

On Friday we reported that King’s daughter believes he is being abused … and called police on Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized.

Via TMZ we learned that there’s a huge battle over B.B.’s care — between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas … tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn’t eating.

She claims Toney — who has power of attorney over B.B. — refused, so Patty called police. Responding officers called in paramedics, who agreed B.B. needed to be checked out by doctors.

The hospitalization was the second in a month for King, who was diagnosed with diabetes decades ago.