The prodigal rapper Kanye West was kept under observation at a Los Angeles are hospital on Monday, Nov. 21, after having his concert promoter – Live Nation – announce that the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo Tour have been cancelled. While West has his share of moments, the week has been a roller coaster for the musician; from revealing his support of Donald Trump, to ranting about Jay Z and Beyonce – and leaving the show after only three songs – Kanye has had a particularly concerning week, coming to a head with his own voluntary hospitalization.
The LAPD responded to a medical welfare call at about 1:20 p.m. (4:20 p.m. EST), according to a source familiar with the case. No criminal activity was involved, and “the decision to hospitalize West for his own health and safety,” according to the source.
There were no reasons given for the cancellation of the rest of his Saint Pablo Tour, and many have questioned the mental health of West after his out-of-character week, including Snoop Dogg, who made a video in reaction to Kanye’s rant that went viral. Many have cited the loss of his mother for his mental instability, but it remains speculation.
Not that it isn’t believable: West, who lost his mother and source of personal grounding, Donda West, in November 2007, has gone on the record in blaming himself for the death of his mother.
“If I had never moved to L.A. she’d be alive,” West said in an interview with Q magazine. “I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears.”
Regardless of whatever reasons Kanye has for his eccentric outbursts of the past week, and the resulting hospitalization, confused and concerned fans across the country hope for his recovery.
Information from NBCnews.com and USMagazine.com.