Kanye West hospitalized after abrupt cancellation of tour


PUBLISHED Mon, November 21, 2016 - 8:40pm EST


Rapper Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after police responded to a medical welfare call, just hours after he abruptly canceled the remainder of his national tour, reports say. Only few details are available. (more)

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The incident happened at about 1:20 p.m. PT on Monday when police and paramedics responded to a medical welfare call in the Los Angeles area. West was taken to a nearby hospital where he remains under observation, NBC News reports.

Law enforcement sources told the entertainment news website TMZ that West was being checked out for "severe sleep deprivation" when it was decided that he needed to be admitted. West did not want to go and had to be restrained during transport, TMZ said.

Details about the exact circumstances of the incident were not immediately clear, but sources told NBC News that the decision to hospitalize West was "for his own health and safety". They added that no criminal activity was involved.

The incident comes just hours after West's concert promoter, Live Nation, abruptly announced that the remainder of West's Saint Pablo Tour had been called off. No reason was given and West's representatives have not provided any further information.

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