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LOS ANGELES Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after abruptly canceling the last 21 dates of his national tour.
A spokeswoman for the E! network, which airs the Kardashian family reality show and its spinoffs, confirmed an E! News report that West was hospitalized Monday afternoon after his personal doctor called 911.
Christel Wheeler said Tuesday that E! cameras were not filming when the 911 call was made and that they are not filming at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where West is being treated.
A spokeswoman for West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, had no comment Tuesday.
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Los Angeles police told The Associated Press on Monday that they responded to a home in West Hollywood, California, and a person there was taken by ambulance to the hospital and placed on a psychiatric hold. Police did not identify the patient as West.
Wheeler said West was at the home of his personal trainer when the emergency call was made.
Kardashian had been expected to make her first public appearance Monday night since she was tied up and robbed at gunpoint last month in Paris. It was to come at the Angel Ball, a charity event in New York honoring her late father,
But amid the reports about West, she did not show up.
Her mother, Kris Jenner, and sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian were on hand.
When asked how the couple was doing, Jenner simply smiled and said, “They’re good.”
West had just pulled the plug on his Saint Pablo Tour after days of erratic and angry behavior that made an even hotter topic than usual on social media.
On Friday, during a concert in San Jose, California, West said he didn’t vote in the presidential election but would have cast a ballot for Donald Trump, praising the president elect’s “method of communication” as “very futuristic.”
On Saturday in Sacramento, California, he ended his show after just four songs but not before a 10 minute tirade about Beyonce,
Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, the radio and MTV.
Over the weekend, West also flooded his Instagram account with nearly 100 fashion photos, many snaps of photos that were out of focus and poorly cropped.
Sunday’s show in the Los Angeles area was canceled then West decided to scrap the entire tour.
Concert promoter Live Nation said tickets would be fully refunded. The tour was to have made stops through Dec.
For Kanye West, a swirling, eventful year ends in a hospital
It’s been a hectic year for Kanye West. There was a new album that had a tortured, months long release. Two fashion shows that were plagued by last minute changes and long delays. concert tour, a newborn son, and a harrowing robbery of his wife.
“When was the last time I wasn’t in a hurry,” West asks on the song “Real Friends” from the new CD “The Life of Pablo.” On another track,
West admonishes his less industrious friends: “Y’all sleeping on me, huh? Had a good snooze?”
A relentless schedule and a churning life in the media glare with his wife, Kim Kardashian, apparently took their toll on the Grammy Award winner. West was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon for stress and exhaustion.
“In the last 12 months, there probably hasn’t been anyone more in the spotlight than Kanye and his wife,” said Bob Williams, the CEO/COO of Burns Entertainment Sports Marketing , which specializes in celebrity procurement and music licensing.
“I don’t know any celebrity who has been under more scrutiny than the two of them are,” Williams added. “That creates tremendous pressure from the outside expectations to perform, pressure to respond. It takes time. It takes effort.”
In the days leading to his hospitalization, West’s behavior was somewhat erratic. On Saturday in Sacramento, California,
he ended his show after just four songs but not before a 10 minute tirade about Beyonce, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, the radio and MTV.
West also flooded his Instagram account with nearly 100 fashion photos, many snaps of photos that were out of focus and poorly cropped. Then Sunday’s concert in the Los Angeles area was canceled just a few hours before it was to start; West soon decided to scrap the entire tour. Requests for comment from the rapper’s record label have gone unanswered.
“The lights are bright and if they are on you all the time coupled with your own quest for immortality and greatness I can only imagine it’s like running a marathon that never ends,” Creekmur said.
For much of 2016, West has been front and center, showing off his work and ideas finished or not like a ringmaster at a never ending cultural circus, fueled by his perfectionist streak.
“That perfectionist mentality can become a consuming state of being because there’s no such thing,” said Creekmur. “If you are in pursuit of perfection,
you’ll probably find yourself going insane because there is literally no such thing as perfection.”