Kanye West Hospitalized for Exhaustion After Canceling Tour
The rapper was hospitalized after Los Angeles police responded to a medical welfare call late Monday. The decision to hospitalize West was due to exhaustion
Kanye West was hospitalized for exhaustion on Monday afternoon after canceling his Saint Pablo tour, PEOPLE confirms
“He is exhausted and currently dealing with sleep deprivation,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He went to the hospital at will under the advice of his physician. He’s fine.”
The source added that “he was not restrained” and that “he went freely.”
The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call at about 1:20 p.m. for a disturbance, PEOPLE confirms, and the Los Angeles Fire Department took over when it was clear it was a only a medical emergency. A police report was not filed because there was no crime, and West “was medically stable” when he was taken to the hospital, an LAFD spokesman tells PEOPLE.
The 39-year-old has interrupted a string of his concerts with rants, walk-offs and no-shows, before officially canceling his tour on Monday.
His wife, Kim Kardashian West, was scheduled to attend the Angel Ball in New York City, but did not attend. It would have marked her first public appearance since she was robbed in Paris in early October.
A representative for the father of two confirmed that remaining tickets “will be fully refunded at point of purchase.” The news follows the cancellation of his Sunday show at the Los Angeles Forum just hours before it was scheduled to begin.
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While rumors swirl about the state of his mental health, a source close to West deny that he’s in the midst of any sort of breakdown.
“It’s nothing like that,” the source tells PEOPLE. “He’s just exhausted. He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, both on his own line and the Adidas line. He’s a notorious workaholic, so balancing both that work — which is extremely important to him — and the rigors of the tour every night, it really wore him out.”
- Reporting by CHAR ADAMS and JANINE RUBENSTEIN