Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Kanye West hospitalized in Los Angeles, placed on psychiatric hold

Narada Desk | November 22, 2016 2:08 pm Print
"He’s a notorious workaholic, so balancing both that work — which is extremely important to him — and the rigors of the tour every night, it really wore him out.”

Grammy-winning musician Kanye West was hospitalized at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday.

In a report, NBC news cited “multiple authorities familiar with the case,” reported that the 39-year-old West remained under observation Monday afternoon at a hospital. At 1:20 p.m., police responded to a medical welfare call. However, no criminal activity was involved, authorities decided to hospitalize West for his own health and safety.

People quoted an unnamed source as saying, “He is exhausted and currently dealing with sleep deprivation. He went to the hospital at will under the advice of his physician. He’s fine.”

 

A representative for West confirmed to Pitchfork that the remaining dates of West’s Saint Pablo national tour, which kicked off this past weekend, have been canceled and “tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase.”

however, it is to be noted here that West canceled a Sunday makeup concert in Los Angeles hours before it was set to begin while on Saturday night, he began a concert in Sacramento an hour and a half late, only to halt it after two or three songs (reports vary) and a long, stream-of-consciousness rant.

His statement that he would have voted for Donald Trump surprised his fan base. This led some to speculate as to the state of West’s mental health, though People’s source attributed his hospitalization simply to exhaustion.

However, a source for People said, “It’s nothing like that. He’s just exhausted. He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, both on his own line and the Adidas line. He’s a notorious workaholic, so balancing both that work — which is extremely important to him — and the rigors of the tour every night, it really wore him out.”

 However, police told the Associated Press that West has been placed on a psychiatric hold.

 

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