Kanye West’s personal doctor is reported to have made the 911 call Monday that resulted in the rapper’s hospitalization.
Dr. Michael Farzam told police that his patient “Jim Jones” was suffering from temporary psychosis as a result of sleep deprivation and dehydration, TMZ on Tuesday quoted law enforcement sources as saying.
Farzam said his 39-year-old patient had tried to assault a staffer at his trainer’s gym, the website reported from a police report it had obtained. Although “Jones” wasn’t violent, the doctor reportedly told police, he might become violent when help arrived. West was reportedly handcuffed to a gurney for transport, which is standard procedure as part of a psychiatric hold.
West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, had intended to return to the public eye Monday night for the first time since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on Oct. 3. She cut that plan short, however, when her husband — who in addition to physical exhaustion reportedly feels “under spiritual attack” — was taken to UCLA Medical Center.
The rapper, who had abruptly canceled the rest of his Saint Pablo Tour after nixing his L.A.-area concert three hours before it was to begin, was taken to UCLA Medical Center on a psychiatric hold Monday afternoon, according to TMZ.
The website on Tuesday obtained a 911 recording discussing a response to a “psychiatric emergency” at the home of Kanye West’s trainer. Law enforcement sources confirmed an incident to The Times, but could not identify the person by name because of privacy laws.
Kanye “is exhausted and currently dealing with sleep deprivation,” People quoted a source as saying. "He went to the hospital at will under the advice of his physician.”
Upon getting the news, Kardashian West jetted home from New York City, People said, while mom Kris Jenner and sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian attended the Angel Ball in support of cancer research. The late Robert Kardashian was the honoree.
People quoted a source Tuesday as saying West is physically exhausted and also “feels like he’s under spiritual attack.”
“He feels like it’s a trying time for his spirit, but that can be a good thing. …,” the source is quoted in the magazine. “But that’s where growth comes from.”
Kanye’s concerts in recent days have been nothing if not rough: In San Jose, fans got upset after he talked for 25 minutes and said that if he had voted it would have been for Trump. In Sacramento, he went on a tear about Beyoncé and Jay Z and ended the show after only three songs. Then he canceled his Sunday performance at the Forum in Inglewood three hours before it was supposed to start.
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