Kanye West Hospitalized After Canceling Tour Dates
UPDATE 10:47 p.m. ET: According to TMZ, Kanye West was at his trainer Harley Pasternak's home at the time the call was placed and was "acting erratically."
UPDATE 10:15 p.m. ET: Kanye West's wife, Kim Kardashian, rushed to be by his side after he was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Monday, a source told Us Weekly.
Kardashian was scheduled to appear at the Angel Ball honoring her late father Robert Kardashian in New York City on Monday night, after laying low since her robbery in Paris on October 3. Her sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian, along with mom Kris Jenner, still attended the event.
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Kanye West was hospitalized after canceling the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour dates on Monday, November 21, Us Weekly can confirm. Find out more in the video above, and detailed below.
A source familiar with the situation told NBC News that Los Angeles police responded to a medical welfare call about 1:20 p.m. PT. No criminal activity was involved, and the decision to hospitalize West was for his own health and safety. (LAPD media relations confirmed to Us that police responded to a disturbance call that turned into a medical emergency around 1:20 p.m. PT.) According to TMZ, the rapper was taken to UCLA Medical Center and was evaluated for severe sleep deprivation. The site reports that West did not want to be taken to the hospital and "was restrained when he was transported."
A source close to the rapper, however, tells Us that West has "been suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation and went to the hospital today on his own will and under the consultation of his physician."
As previously reported by Us, West abruptly ended his show in Sacramento early on Saturday, November 19, after going off on a rant about Beyoncé, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton and the media. His wife, Kim Kardashian, jetted off to New York City early Monday morning and is expected to make an appearance at the Angel Gala in honor of her late father Robert Kardashian on Monday evening.
"He's just exhausted," another source told Us of why West pulled the plug on his remaining shows. "He's been working around the clock on fashion design, both 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. All the time spent away from his family has been a stress on him, as well. They are the most important to him. Obviously he's a professional and wants to give his fans a great experience, and I think his gut was telling him not to extend the tour through the end of the year, but he decided to push through. He doesn't want to give his fans anything less than the best."