Kanye West to ‘take the rest of 2016 off’ following hospitalisation

Reports suggest that rapper is 'stable' but 'needs time to come back'

Kanye West is planning on taking the rest of 2016 off following his recent hospitalisation, according to latest reports.

West was reportedly released last week after being hospitalised for “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration” last month.

West’s hospitalisation came after an erratic few weeks. He cancelled the remainder of his ‘Saint Pablo’ tour, after a concert in Sacramento where he controversially cut his set short after just 30 minutes following a rant about Beyonce, where he claimed that her husband and West’s former friend and collaborator Jay Z had the means to have him killed. He also caused controversy when he admitted that he ‘would have voted for Donald Trump’.


Now Page Six reports that a source close to the rapper says that West and wife Kim Kardashian “plan on taking the rest of 2016 off and spending time as a family”, also describing Kanye as “stable — but needs time to come back”.


E!, meanwhile, reports that West “will remain getting outpatient treatment till he is fully recovered… Kim will of course always stay by Kanye’s side and support him and help him through it all”.

Lady GagaPusha TJohn Legend and Chance The Rapper were among the stars sending his best wishes to West following the news. 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”.

Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’ is number two in NME‘s Albums Of The Year list for 2016. West also featured in our Songs Of The Year list.

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