Kanye West's Hospitalization: Everything We Know So Far

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On Tuesday, Kanye West was handcuffed and hospitalized after demonstrating "erratic" behavior at trainer Harley Pasternak's home. Shortly after the rapper went on a series of bizarre rants at his shows -- and canceled the remainder of his tour -- it was reported that West was suffering from "extreme sleep deprivation." As with every celebrity hospitalization, there are numerous conflicting stories and rumors out there, so here's everything we know so far. 


Cops were called to Pasternak's home in Los Angeles at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday. There was no criminal activity involved and initially West was reluctant to be admitted to Cedars Sinai, but after some convincing from his management and authorities, he agreed. The decision to hospitalize West was for his "own health and safety," sources said.

Before the father of two was taken to the hospital, he told fans at a show in San Jose that he didn't vote in this year's presidential race, but he "would have voted for Trump." His admission struck people as odd and it was met with mostly boos. 

At the following show, West went off on longtime friends Jay Z and Beyonce, claiming Beyonce said she would only perform at the MTV VMAs if she won Video of the Year for "Formation" (West was up for Video of the Year for "Famous"). West then performed just two songs for the audience and left after 30 minutes -- and that's when the hashtag #KanyeIsOverParty started trending on Twitter. 

After the Internet collectively bashed West, people started wondering what was going to be become of all the money he was set to make on his tour -- around $30 million. But as it turns out, the "Ultralight Beam" singer had an insurance policy that may have saved him big-time. TMZ is reporting that West had a policy that covered him in the event that illness prevented him from performing. Evidently, the policy states that the insurance carrier will pay West for both the money he'd make and the money he was obligated to pay other people if "accident or illness ... prevents any Insured Person from appearing or continuing to appear in any or all of the Insured Performance(s) or Event(s)." But! West could get screwed if his insurance decides that West had a preexisting condition that he didn't reveal at the time of signing up.

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Shortly after everything went down, Kim Kardashian, who was scheduled to make her first public appearance post-robbery, flew back to LA from New York to be with him. A source told E!, "Kim is by his side now and will stand there till everything gets better. Their time together was just about support. Kanye will be okay. He has a good set of doctors and the main thing is he wants to get through this." Apparently, Kim and people close with West were concerned that the rapper was taking on too much at once and he just couldn't handle it. In addition to his tour, he's apparently been working around the clock on his fashion and Adidas lines. "It was many things on his plate that started to pile up at once," an insider told E!. 

Fans seem to be coming around to West on Twitter, praying for his recovery and safety. Hopefully, he'll take the time off he clearly needs and will be back to his old self -- whatever that is -- soon. 

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