Kanye West Hospitalized After Call to LAPD

Sources say he's being treated for exhaustion
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2016 1:07 AM CST
Updated Nov 22, 2016 5:39 AM CST
Kanye West Hospitalized After Call to LAPD
Kanye West performs at the United Center on Oct. 7, 2016, in Chicago.   (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

Kanye West was hospitalized for his own safety Monday after days of stranger-than-usual behavior and a call to the LAPD. Sources tell NBC Los Angeles that the rapper—who abruptly canceled his national tour—was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after police responded to a medical welfare call. The Los Angeles Times' sources say cops handed the incident over to the Los Angeles Fire Department and West agreed to be taken to the hospital, where he was treated for stress and exhaustion.

An LAPD spokesman says paramedics took a "medically stable" man to the hospital from an address in Beverly Grove after the 911 call, though privacy laws would not allow him to release the patient's name. Sources tell TMZ that police were called after West started "acting erratically" at trainer Harley Pasternak's home, where he was seeking treatment for severe sleep deprivation. The sources say West was handcuffed to a gurney while he was being taken to the hospital. In his last couple of concerts on the tour, West claimed he would have voted for Trump and ranted against people including Hillary Clinton, Jay Z, and Beyonce. (Audio from West's 911 call has been released.)

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