Kanye West hospitalised after cancelling tour

Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West was hospitalised after abruptly cancelling the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour.

The rapper was hospitalised on Monday, a source confirmed to Variety.com.

The Police department here responded to a call of a “disturbance” at about 1:20 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday. Upon arrival, authorities discovered a “medical emergency,” and West was transferred to the hospital by paramedics.

The hospitalisation comes after a tumultuous week for the rapper.

Last week, West made headlines by announcing at a San Jose concert that if he did vote in the election, he would have voted for President-elect Donald Trump. The statement was met largely with boos from the crowd.

Just a few days later, on Saturday, West arrived at his Sacramento concert 90 minutes late and performed only two songs before launching into a rant slamming Beyonce, Jay Z, Mark Zuckerberg and others.

The hashtag #Kanyeisoverparty began trending on Twitter shortly after videos of the rant hit social media.

On Sunday, he cancelled his concert here only hours before it was set to begin, and then axed the remaining 21 dates of his Saint Pablo tour early Monday. West did not give a reason for the last minute cancellations.