Kanye might be los­ing his mind

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

RAP­PER Kanye West was taken to a hos­pi­tal in Los An­ge­les af­ter his doc­tor called the emer­gency ser­vices to re­port he was suf­fer­ing a men­tal break­down, news re­ports said on Novem­ber 22.

The mu­si­cian’s per­sonal physi­cian Michael Farzam told po­lice that his 39-year-old pa­tient was “act­ing er­rat­i­cally” due to sleep de­pri­va­tion and de­hy­dra­tion and he was con­cerned about his well-be­ing, the celebrity gos­sip web­site TMZ said.

He was taken from his per­sonal trainer’s home to UCLA Med­i­cal Cen­ter hand­cuffed to a gur­ney, as is stan­dard pro­ce­dure for psy­chi­atric pa­tients, TMZ said.

The “Fade” rap­per’s health scare took place af­ter he abruptly can­celled the re­main­ing 21 dates of his Saint Pablo Tour on Novem­ber 21 fol­low­ing a ram­bling on­stage tirade at the week­end against fel­low artists Jay Z and Bey­once.

His wife, re­al­ity TV queen Kim Kar­dashian, was due to make her re­turn to the public eye that same night for the first time since she was robbed at gun­point in Paris in Oc­to­ber. But she re­port­edly can­celled her plans and rushed to her hus­band’s bed­side.

Mean­while sev­eral celebri­ties came out in sup­port of West, with singer John Le­gend say­ing he could tell the fa­ther-of-two wasn’t do­ing well when he saw him re­cently.

“We were with Kim ac­tu­ally, you know, right be­fore all of that,” the fel­low mu­si­cian and friend told US tele­vi­sion, re­fer­ring to Kanye’s hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion. “I was con­cerned by what I saw, so hope­fully he’s get­ting some rest and some time to fig­ure things out.”

He did not elab­o­rate on West’s con­di­tion.

Other celebri­ties took to so­cial me­dia to ex­press their sup­port for the mul­ti­ple Grammy Awardwinning mu­si­cian, in­clud­ing ac­tor Emile Hirsch who said he had been down the same road.

“Hey @kanyewest, get bet­ter man! Peo­ple are mak­ing jokes right now, but hav­ing been there my­self, I hope he gets the help he needs,” Hirsch tweeted.

Ac­tor Mar­lon Wayans also of­fered his back­ing in a se­ries of tweets, say­ing that while the rap­per may have put some peo­ple off by his re­cent rant­ings he wished him well.

“And I hope u all pray for @ kanyewest too. He’s not just an artist but he’s a fa­ther, a son a hus­band and above [all] hu­man. Get well soon,” one tweet said.

The rap­per had told an au­di­ence last week that he did not vote but would have cho­sen Repub­li­can Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump, spark­ing an­gry fans to boo the star and throw items on stage.

Ac­tress Rose McGowan said she hoped West re­cov­ers while ad­mon­ish­ing him for sup­port­ing Trump.

“I hope Kanye West feels bet­ter, I also hope he’ll re­al­ize that no white su­prem­a­cist is worth adu­lat­ing,” she tweeted.

Since Au­gust, West has per­formed around 40 dates in Canada and the United States, rap­ping above the stage on an in­no­va­tive “float­ing” plat­form.

He halted a gig in New York in the mid­dle of his set when he was in­formed that his wife was robbed at gun­point in Paris.

West has not spo­ken pub­licly about the in­ci­dent but TMZ quoted a source as say­ing time spent away from fam­ily had added to the rap­per’s stress.

He can­celled sev­eral dates the fol­low­ing week but made a come­back in his home­town, Chicago, and per­formed with­out in­ci­dent un­til a show in Oak­land on Oc­to­ber 22 where he de­scribed the Gram­mys as “rigged”.

The lat­est can­cel­la­tion fol­lowed a show in Sacra­mento, where West showed up an hour late and per­formed three songs be­fore be­rat­ing other artists and de­feated White House hope­ful Hil­lary Clin­ton, and cut­ting the per­for­mance short. –

Photo: AFP

Kanye West has acted more er­rat­i­cally than usual, and his doc­tor has re­ported a men­tal break­down.

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