Rapper Kanye West hospitalized after canceling tour

Published 8:02 am Tuesday, November 22, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Kanye West’s tour cancellation and hospitalization (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

Reports say Kanye West has been hospitalized after abruptly canceling the rest of his national tour.

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Various media outlets report based on anonymous law enforcement sources and West representatives that that the hip-hop superstar was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon because of stress and exhaustion and he is spending the night there for his own safety.

Without confirming that the patient was West, Los Angeles police told The Associated Press that officers were called to a house on Laurel Avenue for a disturbance at about 1:20 p.m. When they arrived it was clear that nothing criminal was occurring and it was a medical situation instead.

Police tell the AP West was taken in an ambulance to the hospital and placed on a psychiatric hold.


8:30 a.m.

Kanye West has abruptly pulled the plug on his Saint Pablo Tour.

A representative for the rapper said Monday the remaining dates of West’s current tour have been canceled. No reason was given.

The tour, now in California and with dates through Dec. 31, had future stops in Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., among others.

The move comes after a complex weekend for the musician, who abruptly ended a concert in Sacramento, California, on Saturday, then canceled a performance Sunday in the Los Angeles area.

Saturday’s truncated show became a hot topic on social platforms, as amateur videos circulated of a 10-minute tirade by West about Beyonce, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, the radio and MTV.