Kanye West has been a little more rant-y than usual this past week, so it’s no wonder his friends and family and those close to him have been a little worried. And it turns out, their concern was justified. The rapper was hospitalized on Monday and put under observation at a Los Angeles-area hospital. Sources are citing exhaustion and sleep deprivation as the cause.
TMZ reports that Kanye was handcuffed to a gurney (“standard protocol”) and taken to the UCLA Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation.
His rants, while right up Kanye’s alley, were a little out of the ordinary, even for him. Calling out pals Beyoncé and Jay Z, endorsing Donald Trump, cutting a concert short and, eventually, cancelling the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour, was perhaps his cry for help. Sleep deprivation is no joke and it can make a person lose control.
Kim Kardashian was scheduled to attend the Angel Ball in New York City, her first public event since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, but once she got word of her husband’s situation, she immediately flew home to be by his side. The Paris attack has no doubt weighed heavily on Kanye’s mind; combine that with the recent anniversary of the death of his beloved mother Donda, and maybe it all became too much. Sure, it’s Kanye, but he’s no superhero. A person can only take so much.