The 'Yeezus' star was due to be released
A week after Kanye West was hospitalised ‘for his own health and safety’, the ‘Yeezus’ rapper looks set to remain there until he is stable.
West was hospitalised last week, where he was taken to UCLA Medical Centre – when it was reported that he was suffering form ‘severe sleep deprivation’ and refused to go to hospital voluntarily, but had to be restrained for transport. Doctors diagnosed him with “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.”
Now as TMZ reports, sources close to the situation claim that West was due to be released yesterday (Monday 28 November), but is not yet stable – and is to remain under observation while he battles exhaustion and paranoia. Last week it was hoped that he’d be allowed to return home for Thanksgiving but it looked ‘unprobable’.
West’s hospitalisation came after a dramatic 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 lengthy tirade against Beyonce, claiming that her husband and West’s former friend and collaborator Jay Z had the means to have him killed. The ‘Gold Digger’ rap veteran also caused controversy and split opinion when he admitted that he ‘would have voted for Donald Trump’.
Lady Gaga, Pusha T, John Legend and Chance The Rapper are among the stars sending his best wishes to West this week 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”.
Meanwhile, West’s latest album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ made it to number two in NME‘s albums of the year list for 2016.