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Kanye West Hospitalized In Los Angeles

The rapper was taken to UCLA Medical Center for evaluation.

22/11/2016 12:59 PM AEDT | Updated 23/11/2016 5:34 AM AEDT
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Kanye West was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Monday.

According to TMZ, the 39-year-old rapper is currently at UCLA Medical Center for evaluation. A rep for the rapper told The New York Times that West had been hospitalized for exhaustion. 

Sources told TMZ, police responded to a medical welfare call on West around 1:20 p.m. PT.  The decision to check on the rapper was purely for his own safety and there was no criminal activity involved, according to NBC News. 

West’s hospitalization comes after a series of bizarre blowups that included ranting about Jay Z and Beyoncé and telling a crowd he would have voted for Donald Trump ― had he voted. On Monday, the rapper canceled the remaining dates on his Saint Pablo tour. A source previously told TMZ that he was “exhausted” and had been “working around the clock on fashion design, both his own line and the Adidas line.”

News of West’s hospitalization broke as his wife, Kim Kardashian, was expected to make her first public appearance since she was robbed in Paris on Oct. 3. The 36-year-old reality star was spotted boarding a private jet early Monday morning and was expected to attend Denise Rich’s Angel Ball in New York City, where her late father, Robert Kardashian, was being honored. 

Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, and sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, attended the event as planned, but Kim returned to Los Angeles upon learning of West’s health issues, a source told Us Weekly. 

At the Angel Ball, Jenner spoke briefly of her son-in-law, telling Entertainment Tonight, “I think he’s exhausted. Just really tired. It’s a grueling tour.”

Note: This post has been updated throughout. 

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