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Kanye West cancels US tour, reportedly hospitalised

By | Published on Tuesday 22 November 2016

Kanye West

It has been confirmed that Kanye West has cancelled all remaining dates on his US tour, which was meant to continue until the end of the year. More concerning though are reports West was hospitalised yesterday “for his own health and safety”.

As previously reported, West resumed his ‘St Pablo’ tour in the US last week. At his first show since the presidential election, he told his audience in San Jose that “if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted on Trump” and reiterated plans to run for President himself in 2020.

Then on Saturday in Sacramento, the rapper launched into a ten minute rant mid-way through his third song, taking aim at Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Drake, Mark Zuckerberg and many more. He then abruptly ended the show.

The following evening, a performance in LA was cancelled at the last minute, with promoter Live Nation later confirming that the remaining dates on the tour had also been axed.

Now NBC reports that West was hospitalised in LA yesterday afternoon, claiming that “the decision to hospitalise West was for his own health and safety”.

A police spokesperson told the BBC that they had responded to a “disturbance call”, while a fire department spokesperson confirmed that “an adult male described as medically stable was taken to an area hospital for further assessment”, though neither named the musician.

The LA Times meanwhile cited sources saying that West was being “treated for stress and exhaustion”, with TMZ throwing “severe sleep deprivation” into the mix.

No official statement on any of this has as yet been given.