American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, Kayne Omari West has been hospitalised hours after cancelling his Saint Pablo tour Monday following a series of sensational on-stage rants, walk-offs and no-shows. The 39-year-old cancelled his L.A tour after dialling an emergency call.
A police spokesperson told the BBC they had received a “disturbance call” on Monday afternoon, but did not name the singer.
The disturbance was later deemed a medical incident, he said, and the fire department responded. “At 13:20 pacific time, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an unspecified medical aid request,” a spokesperson for the service said.
“An adult male described as medically stable was taken to an area hospital for further assessment.” he added.
Multiple news sites have been reporting several insights on the case, NBC News said officers had been responding to a “medical welfare call” and the decision to hospitalise West was for his own health and safety, citing “multiple authorities familiar with the case”.
Gossip website TMZ said that West was taken to hospital for “psychiatric evaluation” and had been seeking treatment for “severe sleep deprivation”. While The Los Angeles Times reported that there had been a 911 call from the address, citing a fire department source.
Earlier, West performed just three songs on Saturday night, before embarking on an unscripted rant, criticising Facebook, Jay Z and Hillary Clinton. “Jay-Z, I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head. Get ready to have a field day, press, because the show’s over,” he said, as he dropped his microphone and walked out.
Neither West nor his representatives have made an official statement about the incident.
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