Kanye West Hospitalized, Placed Under Psychiatric Evaluation After Psychotic Breakdown & Endless Rants During His Tour
The news came just hours after the controversial rapper cancelled the remaining 21 dates of his Saint Pablo tour and launched a verbal attack on Jay Z and Beyonce while on stage in Sacramento.
Police responded to a call about a “disturbance” around 1:20 PM Pacific Time (9.20pm GMT) at the home of West’s trainer Harley Pasternak. When they arrived the incident was then deemed to be a “medical emergency.”
Sources close to Kanye told the site the fashion designer was getting checked out by one of his doctors for severe sleep deprivation when police were first called.
NBC reports that Kanye was then taken to UCLA Medical Center in the city “for his own health and safety”.
TMZ reported that the rapper had to be handcuffed to a stretcher while he was transported to the hospital.
Earlier today, a source close to the star told the New York Post: “He’s having a nervous breakdown. He’s surrounded by all these crazy people, but there’s nobody he listens to or who can rein him in. He’s spiralling further and further out of control… he is becoming more and more unpredictable.”
Another source claimed Kanye was burned out from juggling fashion line and music. “He’s just exhausted. He’s been working around the clock on fashion design… balancing both that work and the rigours of the tour every night . . . really wore him out.”
It has also been reported that Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian cancelled her first scheduled red carpet appearance since her terrifying gunpoint robbery in Paris on October 3 to be by her husbands side.
The reality star was pictured boarding a private plane to New York on Monday, where she was expected to join her family at the 2016 Angel Ball, but didn’t show up at the event.
Instead, it has been suggested that she has headed straight back to California to be by her husbands side.
Kanye shocked fans on Sunday when he arrived an hour late onstage in Sacramento and after three songs began his most Kanye rant to date.
He complained about the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, saying: “Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over Hotline Bling.”
He said Beyoncé was “great” but added: “Sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win. F*** winning, f*** looking cool. F*** looking cool. F*** being cool.”
Turning the subject of, supposed best friend, Jay Z, he continued: “Call me, brah, you still ain’t call me.
“Jay Z, I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man.”
He had previous slammed his friend for failing to visit wife Kim Kardashian after her gunpoint robbery in Paris, during his Sacramento gig.
He ranted: “Don’t call me, after the robbery, and say ‘how you feelin?’ You wanna know how I’m feelin? Come by the house. Bring the kids by the house. Like we’re brothers. Let’s sit down. I can't take this s*** bro. Our kids have never even played together."
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