Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Is Hospitalized After Canceling Saint Pablo Tour
On this day, Nov. 21, in hip-hop history...
2016: Fresh off the news that Kanye West had canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour, reports surfaced that the storied rapper had voluntarily checked himself into the UCLA Medical Center in the Los Angeles area for evaluation after suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
At the time, West was reportedly with his personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, with sources close to the rapper explaining that the decision to admit him into professional medical care was for “his own health and safety.” According to reports, the hospital visit was under the consultation of his personal physician.
He would later be hospitalized for just over a week, before continuing his recovery at home with his wife Kim Kardashian and his children.
Prior to his hospitalization, the rapper shockingly expressed his support for now-President Donald Trump, revealing to his fans that if he voted, he would have voted for Trump and going on to urge Black people to “stop focusing on racism.”
In the time that followed, West would go on to publicly meet with Trump, later remove his controversial tweets about the 45th president before deleting his social media and entering a lengthy hiatus out of the spotlight.
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