Kanye West 'to Pull Through' Following Mental Health Crisis: Source
A source close to Kanye West has said the rapper is "going to pull through" following his mental health crisis.
The “Lost in the World” rapper was rushed to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after what was called a 'psychotic episode” — a crisis triggered by exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
Sources in West’s camp confirm he had an altercation at the home of his personal trainer but are downplaying reports that he had to be handcuffed to a gurney. They say West came to the hospital on the advice of his doctor.
The 39-year-old's hospitalization Monday came after a bizarre rant at a concert in Sacramento Saturday when he showed up 90 minutes late, performed three songs and went into a tirade where he called out his friends Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake.
“Jay Z, call me, you still ain't called me… Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man,” West begged on stage.
He also lashed out at Hillary Clinton, saying: "It’s a new world, Hillary Clinton, it's a new world. Feelings matter. Because guess what? Everybody in Middle America felt a way and they showed you how they felt. Feelings matter, bruh."
He then brought out his friend, fellow rapper Kid Cudi, who just left rehab, and the duo hugged on West’s floating stage.
After singing just three songs, he dropped his mic, abruptly ending the show — to the fury of concertgoers who demanded a refund.
West was supposed to perform in L.A. Sunday, which was a makeup date from an earlier cancellation, but he bailed again shortly before the concert was due to start.
The hospitalization came as West canceled the remaining dates on his blockbuster “St. Pablo Tour,” including a sold-out gig at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve.
West recovers at home with wife Kim Kardashian by his side, but his outbursts are reportedly putting a strain on their marriage.
"The last few months have been difficult for their marriage,” a source told People magazine. "They bicker a lot and things are not great."
Karashian appears "less patient" with West than in the past.
"She rolls her eyes when he goes into his rants,” says the source. “He can be exhausting."
But she's putting their differences aside while her husband recovers.