LAS VEGAS — Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a longtime business associate with legal control over his affairs.

The 89-year-old musician posted thanks on his website for fans’ well-wishes and prayers after he returned home from a brief hospitalization, said Laverne Toney, King’s longtime business manager.

“Mr. King is where he wishes to be,” Toney said. “He’s always told me he doesn’t want to be in a hospital.”

Toney disputed reports by celebrity website TMZ saying one of King’s daughters called police because she was upset about her father’s condition. – From news service reports