November 22, 2016


Kanye West Hospitalized in Los Angeles Following Saint Pablo Tour Cancellation

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UPDATE (11/22): According to TMZKanye West’s personal physician, Dr. Michael Farzam, was the one who called 911. Their sources claim Farzam told the dispatcher "Jim Jones, 39 years old, 5'8", 175 lbs...suffers from temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration." The report then states the artist allegedly tried to assault a staff member at the gym, and there is no official word if West was put on a 5150 hold.

Original Story (11/21): Kanye West was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Monday after the artist canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour, NBC News reports. According to sources, "the decision to hospitalize West was for his own health and safety." They claim that L.A. police responded to a medical welfare call regarding the artist around 1:20 p.m. PST.

TMZ also writes that West was taken to UCLA Medical Center for further evaluation. "He was at his trainer Harley Pasternak's home at the time and was 'acting erratically,'" the site says. Its report adds that the Life of Pablo artist was calmer when paramedics showed up. "We're told everyone—his management and law enforcement—convinced him it was best he go. Law enforcement sources tell us Kanye was handcuffed to a gurney during transport to the hospital ... as standard protocol."

The news comes after a series of rants, the most recent on being Saturday night where the rapper called out BeyoncéJay Z and Drake during his Sacramento concert. He then ended the show after performing three songs. Last week, Kanye revealed onstage to fans in San Jose that while he didn't vote, he would've voted for Donald Trump.

Following the reports that West's 21 scheduled dates were no longer, his rep later confirmed the news with this statement: "The remaining dates on the Saint Pablo Tour have been canceled. Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase."

As of press time, there are no further details of the rapper's well-being. We will continue to update as we learn more.

Below, watch an episode of Fuse's The Kanye Effect series that explores Yeezy's power as a live performer: