The rapper is reportedly now "doing much better" after being hospitalised "for his own health and safety"

Lady Gaga has shared a heartfelt message of support for Kanye West on Twitter this evening (November 23).

The rapper was reportedly hospitalised “for his own health and safety” on Monday (November 21) after suffering from “severe sleep deprivation”.

It has since been reported that West, who had been behaving erratically at recent live shows, is “doing much better”.

“It’s not funny to joke about anyone’s possible or not possible mental illness, this is a sensitive time for many. Let’s be kind & loving,” Gaga wrote on Twitter this evening. “While I don’t agree with everything he does I hope the public shows compassion and [heart emoji] for @kanyewest and each other. One love. One Race.”

She then tweeted at West: “I support & love u brother, I see in you bravery & courage to stop this tour & take care of YOU. You are a GREAT artist.”

Today (November 23) has also seen producer Swizz Beatz express concern for West following news of his hospitalisation.

He joins Pusha TJohn Legend and Chance The Rapper in sending his best wishes to West. Legend said he was “concerned” about the ‘Life of Pablo’ artist, while Chance sent “a very special prayer to my big brother, Kanye West”. Pusha T thanked West for the “endless opportunities you have brought to me”.

Earlier this week, West cancelled the remainder of his ‘Saint Pablo’ tour after a concert in Sacramento where he cut his set short after just 30 minutes following a rant about Beyoncé.

During the rant, he claimed that her husband and West’s former friend and collaborator Jay Z has the means to have him killed. He also recently caused controversy when he admitted that he “would have voted for Donald Trump”.