Kanye West was hospitalized Monday and put under observation at a Los Angeles-area hospital for psychiatric evaluation, according to media reports. The rapper was at his trainer Harley Pasternak's home at the time and was "acting erratically," TMZ reported.
West was taken to UCLA Medical Center to be treated for exhaustion and sleep deprivation, NBC News reported. According to law enforcement sources, police responded to a call for a welfare check on West, and no crime had been committed.
TMZ reported that West resisted from going to the hospital but was later convinced by his management and law enforcement. Sources reportedly stated that the 39-year-old was restrained by handcuffs to a gurney during transport to the hospital.
Following the news, Kim Kardashian skipped her scheduled appearance at the Angel Ball in New York City, which would have been her first public appearance since she was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris hotel.
West's hospitalization comes just a day after he abruptly cut short his Saturday concert in Sacramento after several songs, and went into a verbal attack on Jay Z and Beyoncé.
The "Famous" singer is not the only star who has faced mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. Lena Dunham, Demi Lovato and other celebrities have also faced similar issues, following which they have spoken out to break stigmas linked with mental illness.
- Demi Lovato has been open about her struggles with eating and bipolar disorders since checking out of rehab in 2011.
- Cara Delevingne opened up about her struggle with depression at the age of 15, during an interview with Rupert Everett in 2015.
- Lena Dunham has been open about her struggles with anxiety, and in January, she took to Instagram to explain that women on psychiatric medication are not "out-of-control."
- Justin Bieber told NME Magazine in November 2015 that the media attention made him depressed.
- Selena Gomez decided in August that she would take a step back from her tours, citing anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
- J.K. Rowling had considered suicide while struggling with depression in her 20s, Fox News reported in 2008.