Update: Yelawolf Hospitalized in Wisconsin, Manager Says He’s Going to be Okay

Yelawolf was admitted into a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday (March 2) night, forcing him to cancel a scheduled March 6 performance at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit. But Kawan Prather, the CEO of Ghet-O-Vision Ent. (the production company Yelawolf is signed to along with Shady Records), said Yela’s awaiting more details from the hospital, but that the Alabama rapper is doing fine and just needs some rest.

“He’s going to be okay,” KP told XXLMag.com. “He just needs to get some rest. He goes hard at these shows and is taking some mandatory rest right now.”

According to the Detroit News, concert promoters for Live Nation told the paper that Yela was asked to remain under doctor’s observation for a couple of days, which inevitably led him to cancel the D-town performance.

“He remains under observation for illness,” a rep for Live Nation said about the Shady Records rapper, although it is still unclear what landed Yela in the hospital in the first place. “At the request of his doctor, the show will be postponed to a later date.”

Tickets will be returned at point of purchase for a refund. They also will be honored at a yet-to-be determined rescheduled concert.

In related news, Yelawolf recently chatted with Allhiphop.com about his latest EP, Slumdog Bridge, and how he and UK musician Ed Sheeran teamed up for the project.

“What happened with Ed Sheeran was I got hit up and they said, ‘Hey this kid Ed wants to do an EP,’” he explained. “I was like, ‘What’s up with his music?’ I listened to his music and I was like, ‘Damn this kid’s music rips, but I don’t know.’ I didn’t really know how the music was going to come out and I just didn’t really know, but I was just like, ‘F**k it, lets just get in the studio and see what happens.’

“I literally pulled into LA and did the whole thing in one night,” he continued. “We just vibed, man. That kid is something else. He plays guitar and sings like fool, you know, and he raps. He’s only 21 or 22 and its amazing that some people just get it so young. He’s just going to flourish as an artist, there’s no telling where he’s going to be in 10 years and he’s doing classic shit right now.”

Yelawolf is slated to perform with his Slumerican label mates at SXSW in Austin, Texas during the second week of March. —Gina Montana

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  • alex

    Get well Yela, you be going hard at these shows, I’ve been to a few in la, where the idiot on stage rushed you, take it easy mayne, we need them cuts from you every few months until we get another LP. Stay up..

  • YelaThatDude

    Get well soon Yela. Get your rest and recharge. Prayers your way to get well and back at it.

    Your music inspires Hip-Hop nation.

  • coop

    i can’t wait to see you YELA at gulf shores THE HANG OUT so get well soon. so we can party it up in ALABAMA. take care luv ya lots….Krissy

  • Andrew

    I have a feeling it’s alcohol related.
    Yelawolf is one of my favorite artists, but I think he has a drinking problem and it may have caught up with him. Anyone who knows his music knows the guy drinks like a fish, and does it often. Get drunk enough every day and stop for a while could make your body go through life threatening withdrawal. I used to be an alcoholic, I would know. I hope Yela gets a handle on his drinking either way. I worry about the guy. So much talent. Then again, i’m just speculating. Either way, Yela is in my prayers. Recover quickly buddy.

    • Margie

      Sweating profusely for 90 minutes every night will also cause dangerous dehydration. If the guys gets that drunk every single night, there’s no way he’d be able to work as hard as he does and, frankly, have the brainpower and articulation available to rap at that speed, with that level of creativity.

  • http://hotmail BusYoAz

    Yelawolf is a a fagit ass cracker and shady is washed up with those ol tired ass cadences. Yall never seen a REAL caucasian cause aint none signed. 804 EASTCOAST FOREVER. I come off the couch and burn dat weak ass up.

    • Margie

      Wow! When does your album come out? Are they making it in your living room while you sit your ass on your couch?

    • dcha

      BusYoAz?? Really? Well I’ve never heard of you or 804 whatever.

    • M.dog

      suck it idiot.

  • lil’ d

    hope ya get well soon Yela…we was ready to see ya perform in tha D…you got alotta fans here in our small town mayne n we made it all the way to st. Andrews before we heard you was laid up in the hospital. I ain’t been able to find out the real reason why but wtv it is I jus hope you get up n well homie..ur an inspiration and admired by all us out here n ur in my prayers 4sho…we gonna go mud ridin’ today in ur honor mayne…get well n get ur rest so we can see you in the D soon…peace

  • Dimitri

    Get well soon b, can’t wait to finally get to see you live when you come to Toronto. Your greatest fan D…

  • eppie

    get well man!!

  • K.

    Take care of yourself and get well soon!! x

  • Brandon

    Auesome show at the barrymore!! cant wait til you come back to mad town for another show. Get well soon

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    get well soon yelawolf my favorite rapper

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    Get well wyte dawg.