Re­ports: Kanye West hos­pi­tal­ized in LA

Baltimore Sun - - ENTERTAINMENT - — As­so­ci­ated Press and Los An­ge­les Times

Kanye West has been hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter abruptly can­cel­ing the last 21 dates of his na­tional tour, ac­cord­ing to re­ports from sev­eral me­dia out­lets.

West’s per­sonal doc­tor is re­ported to have made the 911 call Mon­day that re­sulted in the rap­per’s hos­pi­tal­iza­tion. Dr. Michael Farzam told po­lice that his pa­tient, “Jim Jones,” had tem­po­rary psy­chosis as a re­sult of sleep de­pri­va­tion and de­hy­dra­tion, TMZ on Tues­day quoted law en­force­ment sources as say­ing.

Cit­ing anony­mous law en­force­ment sources and West rep­re­sen­ta­tives, the me­dia out­lets re­ported that the hip-hop su­per­star was taken to Ron­ald Rea­gan UCLA Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Los An­ge­les on Mon­day af­ter­noon be­cause of stress and ex­haus­tion and spent the night there for his own safety.

With­out con­firm­ing that the pa­tient was West, Los An­ge­les po­lice told the As­so­ci­ated Press that of­fi­cers were called to a house on Lau­rel Av­enue near West Hol­ly­wood for a dis­tur­bance about 1:20 p.m. Mon­day. When they ar­rived, it was clear it was a med­i­cal sit­u­a­tion. Po­lice told the AP that the pa­tient was taken in an am­bu­lance to the hos­pi­tal and placed on a psy­chi­atric hold.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for West and his wife, Kim Kar­dashian, did not re­ply to sev­eral mes­sages left by the AP seek­ing con­fir­ma­tion or com­ment. The hos­pi­tal­iza­tion was first re­ported by NBC News.

NUCCIO DINUZZO/CHICAGO TRI­BUNE

Kanye West was hos­pi­tal­ized Mon­day with tem­po­rary psy­chosis, law en­force­ment sources told TMZ.

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