Following Concert Meltdown, Kanye West Hospitalised In Los Angeles

Following Concert Meltdown, Kanye West Hospitalised In Los Angeles

By BBC on November 22, 2016
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Kanye West

US rapper Kanye West has been taken to hospital following an emergency services call, media reports say.

A police spokesperson told the BBC they had received a “disturbance call” in the afternoon of Monday, November 21, 2016, but did not name the singer.

The disturbance was later deemed a medical incident, he said, and the fire department responded.

A spokesman for the LA Fire Department said an unnamed man had been taken to hospital for “further assessment”.

“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.”

West’s wife Kim Kardashian West was photographed getting off a private jet at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles a few hours after he was taken to hospital.

‘Sleep deprivation’

Further details of the incident naming Kanye West varied in conflicting reports from multiple news sources.

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”.

The Los Angeles Times reported that there had been a 911 call from the address, citing a fire department source.

Neither West nor his representatives have made an official statement about the incident.

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