The rapper was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center and unconfirmed reports claim he was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold (known as a 5150), which means doctors believed he was either a danger to himself, a danger to others, and/or gravely disabled. E! News learned he has been suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
The news comes after several months of erratic behavior from West, which now seem to be signs the rapper was going through a difficult time. Here’s everything that’s happened recently, leading up to his hospitalization:
Tardiness aside, the show ended up being highly criticized as some of the boot heels broke mid-catwalk, models were fainting from the heat and the disorganization led people to wonder if they were actually being Punk’d.
Following the criticism, Kanye took to Twitter, writing, “It’s our life’s mission to create the most transformative experiences. Each and every one’s time, insight and feelings are invaluable to us. We want to make people feel great. Thank you for embarking on this creative journey.”
He told the crowd, “I’m sorry, family emergency—I have to stop the show.”
The next morning he was spotted in NYC for the first time, and paparazzi told E! News he looked visibly shaken. “He looked straight ahead and just got into his car…He looked like he got sucker punched,” one of the paps told us.
He then postpone several of his tour dates that week. “Due to family concerns, this week’s Philadelphia and Detroit dates on the Saint Pablo Tour have been rescheduled,” Live Nation told Rolling Stone. “The Philadelphia show will take place on December 13 and the Detroit show on December 22.”
“I’m saying this to y’all, because a lot of people, you know, they try to make a scene, like, ‘I’m so self-centered.’ But the album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album,” he told the crowd. “And I will tell you this right now: If his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys.”