Kanye West Involuntarily Hospitalized, Under ‘Psychiatric Evaluation’

UPDATE // NOVEMBER 22:

The 911 call made to rescue Kanye West has been released via TMZ. In an attempt to keep West’s identity disclosed, West’s physician, Dr. Michael Farzam, can be heard calling in for a man named Jim Jones.

“Jim Jones, 39 years old, 5’8″, 175 lbs … suffers from temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.”

TMZ says there’s a discrepancy in the report and are unsure if West was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold, which is used when doctors feel you are a danger to yourself or others.

“The report goes on to say Dr. Farzam told police Kanye had attempted to assault a staff member at the gym. We’re told Kanye was handcuffed to the stretcher because it’s protocol when cops are told someone is on a 5150 hold.”





EARLIER // NOVEMBER 21:

The rapper was reportedly handcuffed to a gurney.

Kanye West has been involuntarily hospitalized, according to a new report by TMZ.

On Monday night (November 21), TMZ reported that the rapper had been taken to UCLA Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation. Apparently, law enforcement had responded to a call on a welfare check around 1:20 PM PT when the rapper was “acting erratically” at his trainer Harley Pasternak’s house.

Sources close to TMZ reported that police called LA Fire. Still, even though he was acting calmer by the time paramedics arrived, he resisted going to the hospital. That’s when his management and law enforcement convinced him that it was best he go get checked out. He was handcuffed to a gurney during his transportation to UCLA.

“Sources connected to Kanye tell us he was getting checked out by one of his doctors for severe sleep deprivation while he was at Pasternak’s place … and someone decided to call police,” TMZ reported.

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