- Title: 'Exhausted' Kanye West hospitalized, cancels tour after bizarre rants
- Date: 22nd November 2016
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 21, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF RONALD REAGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTRE WHERE KANYE WEST IS REPORTED TO HOSPITALISED SIGN ON HOSPITAL EXTERIOR READING: 'RONALD REAGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTRE' PEOPLE WALKING NEAR HOSPITAL ENTRANCE SIGN OUTSIDE HOSPITAL DISPLAYING LOCATION OF MEDICAL DEPARTMENTS EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL
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- Keywords: Kanye West Los Angeles hospital tour
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA00159IZQRR
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- Story Text: Rapper Kanye West was hospitalized on Monday (November 22) and reported to be suffering from exhaustion hours after he abruptly cancelled the remainder of his tour following a week of no-shows, curtailed concerts and rants about politics.
A source told People that West was "exhausted and currently dealing with sleep deprivation" but that he was "fine."
NBC News and other outlets said he was hospitalized in Los Angeles after police responded to a medical welfare call.
Reuters could not independently confirm the hospitalization at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre.
Concert promoters Live Nation said in a statement on Monday that the remaining 21 U.S. dates on West's Saint Pablo tour had been cancelled, and that tickets would be fully refunded.
Live Nation gave no reasons, fuelling speculation about the state of West's mental and physical health.
A source close to the "Gold Digger" singer denied West was having some kind of breakdown, telling celebrity outlets People and Us Weekly that West was a workaholic who was simply worn out.
The tour cancellation followed a demanding three months for West, who unveiled the new season of his Yeezy fashion line with an elaborate performance art event in September in New York.
In October, West's reality star wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, forcing the family to reassess their security and their high public profile.
The influential rapper, who is promoting his current album "The Life of Pablo," made headlines last week when he was booed at his San Jose, California concert for declaring his support for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
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