Mental Illness Rumors Surface After Kanye West Admitted to Hospital

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On Monday, November 21, emergency responders answered a disturbance call involving American rapper Kanye West. When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they took West to the hospital. While the reason for his hospitalization is still unknown, a source close to West claims it is due to sleep deprivation and exhaustion.

“He is exhausted and currently dealing with sleep deprivation,” the anonymous source told People Magazine. “He went to the hospital at will under the advice of his physician. He’s fine.”

The incident follows a bizarre string of behavior displayed by West lately, causing some to speculate that the rapper has mental health issues. On Saturday, during a concert in San Jose, California, West went on a pro-Trump rant. While the rapper admits he didn’t vote, he says that if he did, he would have casted his support for Donald Trump.

He also said that black people need to “stop focusing on racism” and accept it as a part of life. It was a controversial statement coming from a black man, and his sentiments angered many fans.

Not long after, West abruptly canceled the remaining shows on his Saint Pablo Tour, costing him an estimated $30 million. What no one is talking about though, is how the incident comes shortly after his wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint.

Kardashian, who was scheduled to make her first public appearance since she was attacked, canceled her event when she heard about West’s medical emergency. It’s more than plausible that the married couple is struggling to cope with the incident. It could even be that West has a drug addiction that has finally caught up to him.

At this point, these theories are just that: theories. It’s still too early to tell what exactly is going on, but whatever it is, it’s something more than just “sleep deprivation.”

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