He seems to be still going strong. According to his website. He is scheduled for 10 concerts in the next 2 months.
Seems a strange choice for DL 2009, does BB. Only 83...
I saw him perform in November. It seems like a valid choice to me. He's obese, diabetic and losing stamina. He still puts on a great show though, albeit from a comfortable seated position. About 50% spoken word and not much performance in the second half of a 80 minute show. Check out his last album and tell me the subject matter doesn't suggest he's ready to depart.
1/04/2009 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
2/05/2009 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL
2/06/2009 - UCF Arena - Orlando, FL
2/07/2009 - Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - Palm Beach, FL
2/10/2009 - Shoreline Ballroom - Hilton Head Island, SC
2/12/2009 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
2/14/2009 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO,
2/15/2009 - Louisville Palace Theatre - Louisville, KY,
2/16/2009 - Fox Theatre - Detroit, MI
2/18/2009 - Providence Perf. Arts Centre.- Providence, RI