Following a series of questionable events that included his support of Donald Trump and the abrupt cancellation of remaining tour dates, Kanye West has reportedly been hospitalized in Los Angeles. Police responded to a welfare call early Monday afternoon; according to LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey, “an adult male, described as medically stable, was taken to an area hospital for further assessment.” Other persons involved have not been revealed due to confidentiality.
Previous comments about JAY Z (and their subsequent rift) not-with-standing, Kanye’s dark week seemed to kick off last Thursday during the San Jose stop of his Saint Pablo tour, which saw him stating that — if he had voted in this year’s presidential election — he would have voted for Trump. He then followed that with a barely-three-song set in Sacramento a couple of days later, which (in addition to JAY Z) included direct shots at Beyoncé, Mark Zuckerberg and even Shia LaBeouf (for what it’s worth, a KiD CuDi reunion also took place that night). This was followed by several odd additions to his Instagram account, before the cancellation of a Los Angeles make-up show and — not long after — the remainder of his entire tour.
Yesterday saw much of the Kardashian clan in New York City at the Angel Ball to honour the late Robert Kardashian, Sr. During the event, Kris Jenner responded to to the tour cancellation, attributing the matter at hand to Kanye being “exhausted” and “really tired.” It was also reported that wife, Kim flew back to L.A. following the Angel Ball to tend to her husband.
Many of West’s peers have taken to social media in a show of support (or humor):
PRAYING FOR KANYE. PRAYING HE HAS THE RIGHT ENERGY SURROUNDING HIM DURING THIS TIME. SENDING PEACE AND LOVE.
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) November 22, 2016
Hey @kanyewest , get better man! People are making jokes right now, but having been there myself, I hope he gets the help he needs.
— emile hirsch (@EmileHirsch) November 22, 2016
Been knowing the brother upwards of 13 years. Mental healing is a serious thing, no matter what. Stay strong Kanye West.
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) November 22, 2016
Social media diagnosed Kanye with mental illness. Since when ya’ll doctors? That man might have bronchitis.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) November 22, 2016
So I guess now we gotta pray for Kanye huh FOH
— lil duval (@lilduval) November 22, 2016
The easy thing to do is make Kanye West jokes.
The compassionate thing to do is hope he’s ok and gets the help he needs.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 22, 2016
— Adrienne Lawrence (@AdrienneESPN) November 22, 2016
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) November 22, 2016
I hope Kanye gets better soon man one of the greatest artists of our generation. God bless you g
— Charlie Sloth (@CharlieSloth) November 22, 2016
I know @kanyewest has said some off putting shit lately but I pray for him his well being and his health. Get well bro. Always love
— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) November 22, 2016
— Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) November 22, 2016
I hope Kanye West feels better, I also hope he’ll realize that no white supremacist is worth adulating.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 22, 2016