Producer and rapper Kanye West has reportedly been hospitalized for stress and exhaustion. West has been in rare form on stage and social media.
The same man who during a hurricane relief effort for southern Louisiana and Mississippi before taking the stage at NBCUniversal’s A Concert for Hurricane Relief declared on Sept. 2, 2005, “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” just 11 years later declared his support for President-elect Donald J. Trump.
On Monday, Nov. 21, the Los Angeles Police Department answered a disturbance call at an address in Beverly Grove, just south of West Hollywood around 1:20 p.m. involving West. It quickly moved from a “disturbance” to a “medical emergency” and was handed off from the LAPD to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
West was treated for stress and exhaustion at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. According to the LA Times, “Paramedics eventually took a ‘medically stable’ man to the hospital for further assessment, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the department.”
Humphrey is bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPPA Privacy Rule, from disclosing the man’s identity.
He was said to be in a state of “psychotic breakdown” and had to be handcuffed in the gurney during transit “for his own safety.”
Kris Jenner told Vanity Fair Monday night that West was “exhausted” but doing “good.”
Just this past Saturday, Nov. 19, West walked off the stage during a concert in Sacramento, California. But not before he issued some choice words for the Carters, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Beyoncé Knowles.
“I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth, even at the risk of my own life,” West starts. “At the risk of my own success. I’ll give y’all the truth. Jay Z, call me, you still ain’t called 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.”
On Sunday, hours before he was scheduled to perform at The Forum in Los Angeles, he canceled the show.
November is a tough month for West, whose mother, Donda West, died at the age of 58 in November 2007, following what should have been a routine liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation.