B.B. King’s Estate Expresses Anger Over Alleged Inaccuracies In Upcoming Biography, Denies Claim That Musician Couldn’t Have Children
Was B.B. King unable to have children?
Next month, B.B. King‘s biography, King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King, will be released to the world. The biography is written by Daniel de Visé and has not been authorized by the musician’s estate.
As many B.B. King fans eagerly await the book, his estate is reportedly angered over alleged inaccuracies within the unauthorized biography. Vassal Benford, chairman of the estate, says various members of B.B. King‘s family are upset over the author’s statements. Specifically, Daniel de Visé wrote that none of B.B. King‘s 15 children could biologically be his because the musician was allegedly sterile–and this has sparked outrage!
According to the author, B.B. King was unable to have children due to a ram allegedly slamming into his testicles when he was 12. Then, during his late teens, the biographer claims B.B. King allegedly contracted an STD and suffered additional testicular damage.
However, Vassal Benford says that members of the musician’s family believe the aforementioned claims are offensively inaccurate. He also cryptically revealed that many of B.B. King‘s children are biologically connected to the musician–though Vassal Benford did not provide specifics. Despite this, it’s worth noting that B.B. King considered all 15 of his children to be his own.
In response to the alleged inaccuracies in the upcoming biography, Bedford claims B.B. King‘s estate is working on a biopic to give a more accurate depiction.
King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King, will be released on October 5th.
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