Kanye West released from hospital after being admitted for exhaustion
Rapper Kanye West has reportedly been released from hospital on Wednesday (Nov.30) after checking in a week ago for a mental breakdown.
According to TMZ and People.com., the rapper was admitted to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center for a mental evaluation on November 21th and went over a week of treatment.
This situation follows several days of bizarre behavior from the artist: during West’s concert in San Jose, California on Nov. 17, he went on a political rant about his support for President-elect Donald Trump and said he wished black people would stop talking about racism; two days later, West showed up late for his concert in Sacramento, California, performed just two songs, then spoke at length about more of his political views.
Kanye is now under the care of his personal physician, Dr. Michael Farzam, at his family residence, surrounded by his wife Kim Kardashian and their two young children. The artist will require ongoing outpatient psychological and medical care for an unspecified amount of time.
Although the true nature of his illness has not been officially confirmed, sources suggest Kanye West suffered a psychiatric breakdown due to a mix of exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
The cancellation of the rapper’s Saint Pablo tour was announced just a few hours before his hospitalization.