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Kanye West Hospitalized After Canceling Tour Dates

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According to recent reports, Kanye West has been hospitalized following an emergency services call.

Police say they had received a “disturbance call” on Monday afternoon, November 21, but did not name the singer.

The disturbance was later deemed a medical incident and the fire department responded.

A spokesman for the LA Fire Department said an unnamed man had been taken to hospital for “further assessment”.

“At 13:20 Pacific Time, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an unspecified medical aid request,” a spokesperson for the service said.

“An adult male described as medically stable was taken to an area hospital for further assessment.”

Further details of the incident naming Kanye West varied in conflicting reports from multiple news sources.

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According to NBC News, officers had been responding to a “medical welfare call” and the decision to hospitalize the rapper was for his own health and safety, citing “multiple authorities familiar with the case”.

TMZ reported that Kanye West was taken to hospital for “psychiatric evaluation” and had been seeking treatment for “severe sleep deprivation”.

The Los Angeles Times said that there had been a 911 call from the address, citing a fire department source.


Neither Kanye West nor his representatives have made an official statement about the incident.

Before news broke of Kanye West’s hospital treatment, his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, spoke to media about his reasons for canceling his shows.

Kris Jenner told Extra show: “He’s exhausted, he’s just really tired. He’s had a grueling tour and it’s been a grind so he just needs some rest.”

Some celebrities took to social media to voice their concern and offer well wishes to Kanye West.

Rapper 9th Wonder tweeted: “Been knowing the brother upwards of 13 years. Mental healing is a serious thing, no matter what. Stay strong Kanye West.”

Comedian Ronald Funches wrote: “I wish Kanye West love and support through his journey. Mental health is no joke and a constant battle and I hope he makes more dope music.”

Kim Kardashian was expected to appear at a NYC social event on November 21 – her first public appearance since she was robbed in Paris in October – but she did not attend.

Kanye West had canceled all remaining dates on his current tour after abandoning a Sacramento performance at the weekend.

The rapper had performed just three songs on Saturday night, November 19, before embarking on an unscripted rant, criticizing Beyonce and Jay Z, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Hillary Clinton.

Kanye West criticized Mark Zuckerberg for failing to give him $53 million to get out of debt and said he was hurt that Jay Z failed to visit his family after last month’s robbery.

The rapper then appeared to suggest that Jay Z employed hit men, saying: “Jay Z, I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head.”

“Get ready to have a field day, press, because the show’s over,” Kanye West said, as he dropped his microphone and walked out.

Kanye West’s promoter, Live Nation, has announced refunds for all tickets from the show.

No reason has been given for the cancelation of the remaining dates.