Kanye West Hospitalized After Tour Cancellation Announcement
The issues Kanye is facing that led to the cancellation of his Saint Pablo Tour may be a bit more serious than most originally anticipated. NBC LA just revealed that right as Live Nation announced that the remaining US dates of his worldwide tour were officially cancelled, the LAPD visited Kanye’s home on a wellness check, and authorities made the decision to hospitalize him for his own health and safety.
Kanye West was under observation at a Los Angeles-area hospital late Monday after he abruptly canceled the remaining dates of his national tour, multiple sources familiar with the case told NBC News.
The admission followed a week of bizarre incidents during which the provocative rapper publicly railed against fellow music stars Beyoncé and Jay Z and retroactively endorsed President-elect Donald Trump.
A source familiar with the case said Los Angeles police responded to a medical welfare call about 1:20 p.m. No criminal activity was involved; the decision to hospitalize West was for his own health and safety, the sources said.
The exact circumstance that led to the welfare check being called remains unclear, but according to TMZ, Kanye was already being attended to by physicians when someone made the judgement call that paramedics and police should be called to further check on his well being:
According to law enforcement sources … cops responded to a call for a welfare check on Kanye around 1:20 PM PT. He was at his trainer, Harley Pasternak’s home at the time and was “acting erratically.”
We’re told police called L.A. Fire, and by the time paramedics arrived Kanye was calmer … but still resistant to going to the hospital. We’re told everyone — his management and law enforcement — convinced him it was best he go.
Law enforcement sources tell us Kanye was restrained by handcuffs to a gurney during transport to the hospital.
Damn. All jokes and memes aside, we really hope this brother pulls through whatever is going on with him. Be his issues mental or physical…we TRULY hope he gets the care he needs and is on the road to a speedy recovery.