Update (28/11): It's been almost a week since Kanye West was hospitalised and now more details have emerged as to his condition.
UsWeekly reports that Kim Kardashian West "has been amazing" and has not left the rapper's side since he was admitted. "She knew he couldn't keep going the way he was. She has been by his side through all of this, helping to feed him and laying by his side," a source told the publication.
According to TMZ, Kane has been "plagued with paranoia" and is "profoundly depressed" and that whilst he is scheduled for release today, it remains to be seen whether or not be will be released.
Original article (22/11): Kanye West is no stranger to a public rant - so common are his outbursts that people now expect a concert or appearance to come with a side of personal/political overshare (case in point: his recent tirades against Jay-Z and Beyonce, and his announcement that he would have voted for Trump if he had voted). However, it seems those outbursts may have reached a critical point overnight as Kanye was placed "under observation" in a Los Angeles hospital.
LAPD confirmed it had received a "medical welfare" call and there was no criminal activity involved.
There are many conflicting reports as to why the rapper was admitted, but a source close to the star told People, "He is exhausted and currently dealing with sleep deprivation. He went to the hospital at will under the advice of his physician. He's fine." The source also denied it was as a result of any kind of breakdown. "It's nothing like that. He's just exhausted. He's been working around the clock on fashion design, both on his own line and the Adidas line. He's a notorious workaholic, so balancing that work - which is extremely important to him - and the rigours of the tour every night, it really wore him out."
The hospitalisation came after West posted 99 photos of vintage Margiela on his Instagram account yesterday with no explanation. Many assumed it meant a collaboration was in the works (anyone else hearing "what's that jacket? Margiela." on repeat?) but nothing has yet been confirmed.
It's been a huge year for Kanye and his family, particularly with wife Kim's robbery in Paris in October. Kim was due to appear at the Angel Ball in NYC last night - marking her first appearance since the Paris ordeal - but did not show up after Kanye's emergency.
Watch this space.