Kanye has certainly had his fair share of the news lately, from his support of President-elect Trump, to his phantom concert several months back, to his recent rant on stage during a concert after which he canceled his tour. And now it seems he may have had a nervous breakdown. That’s right — shortly after Kanye canceled his Saint Pablo tour, he was rushed to the emergency room at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon because of stress and exhaustion. Many are speculating that it’s more than just a bit of fatigue, citing stress, anxiety, money problems, relationship woes and who knows what else piling up on this rapper to finally cause him to snap.
Kim Comes to the Rescue
Even wife, Kim Kardashian is worried about West’s mental and physical state, canceling her NYC “Comeback” event to see her hubby. Kim had just arrived in NYC to attend The Angel Ball, her first public appearance since the traumatic Paris robbery. However, sources say that the moment she landed, she got word of West’s emergency and quickly turned around and flew back to LA to support her husband.
According to sources, a brigade of black SUVs escorted Kim from the airport directly to the hospital without breaking formation or letting any other car pass through. Shortly after arriving back in LA, Kim was once again by Kanye’s side.
A Real Health Problem or Another Publicity Stunt?
At this point, media and fans are hoping for the best and for a quick recovery for Kanye, but some are skeptical about the latest drama. Is Kanye suffering from a mental breakdown brought on by stress, marriage problems, or his not-so-subtle financial problems? Or is he just milking mainstream media, causing a stir to boost his notoriety?
Kanye is indeed known for his rants, but recently his behavior appears to have taken a dark turn. Some believe that his mental health is at stake, while others only claim exhaustion. Even Kanye himself is not making much sense, stating, “I am putting my career, my life, my public well-standing at risk when I talk to y’all like this. I’ve been sitting here to give y’all my truth even at the risk of my own life. Even at the risk of my own success, my own career. I’ve been sitting here to give y’all the truth.”
Fans Left in the Cold
With over a dozen more stops remaining in his tour, fans have been left out in the cold. Concert promoter Live Nation confirmed that tickets would be fully refunded, but with Kanye already on thin ice with many of his followers due to his recent comments about supporting Trump, some fans are ready to call it quits with their favorite rapper.
One Twitter user wrote, “No RESPECT for you or your music anymore @kanyewest, you use people like Kid Cudi for your personal gain, WHAT AN EMBARRASSMENT.”
@rollwithcole questioned Kanye’s tactics by asking, “why does @kanyewest make it so difficult to be a fan?”
Not all were quick to dismiss Kanye’s health problems, however. Plenty of celebrity friends showed their support for the musician, adding to the social media buzz with comments such as Marlon Wayans tweeting, “And I hope u all pray for @kanyewest too. He’s not just an artist, but he’s a father, a son a husband and above human. Get well soon.”
While Kanye remains under observation, fans will have to decide if this rapper has finally hit the wall and fallen off the deep end, or whether they are willing to stick around for a bit longer in hopes of seeing him regain control of his empire. Either way, Kanye will continue to be Kanye.