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Kanye West hospitalized, cancels remainder of ‘Saint Pablo Tour’

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 22/11/2016 KATE FELDMAN, PETER SBLENDORIO

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Kanye West is reportedly under psychiatric evaluation at UCLA Medical Center after a string of odd behavior and mid-concert rants.

The rapper was being examined for severe sleep deprivation before paramedics were called around 4:20 p.m. Monday, according to TMZ.

Sources told NBC News that Kanye, 39, was hospitalised "for his own health and safety."

The "Famous" artist canceled the remainder of his "Saint Pablo Tour" following a recent string of bizarre rants and antics at recent shows. He had 21 concerts remaining on the North American leg of his sprawling tour, which he extended a few weeks ago beyond its original Nov. 2 end date.

"Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase," the rep told Pitchfork.

Exhaustion played a major role in West's decision to nix the remainder of his gigs, a source told TMZ. Kanye West © Getty Images Kanye West

"He's just exhausted," the insider told the gossip site. "He's been working around the clock on fashion design, both his own line and the Adidas line."

The source added that the harrowing robbery of West's wife Kim Kardashian in Paris last month also took its toll on the rapper.

"All the time spent away from his family has been a stress on him as well," the insider told TMZ. "They are most important to him." Looks like he had enough of the paparazzi for one day! Kim Kardashian led her hubby Kanye West to the car as he emerged from the studio with his sweatshirt over his head. The couple is in New York City for New York Fashion Week as well as Kanye's album release party at Electric Lady Studios on Feb. 9, 2016. - Kevin Winter/Getty Images: West had been scheduled to perform 21 more shows in North America. (KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGES) © Provided by New York Daily News West had been scheduled to perform 21 more shows in North America. (KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGES)

The surprising cancelation comes less than a week after West, 39, was booed at his San Jose, Calif., gig for telling the audience he would've voted for Donald Trump in the presidential election earlier this month, had he actually cast a ballot.

He followed that up two days later by unleashing a fuming tirade about Beyoncé and Jay Z at a Sacramento show, eventually leaving early despite performing just three songs.

"Get ready to have a field day, press, because the show's over," he declared at the concert.

West then canceled his concert the following night in Inglewood, Calif., a few hours before he was set to take the stage.

The rapper, who kicked off the tour in August, had been performing in support of his latest studio album, "The Life of Pablo," which he released in February.

A rep for West did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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