According to TMZ, Kanye West may have assaulted a staffer and briefly been placed on psychiatric hold when he went to the hospital on Monday.
Hours after he cancelled the rest of the scheduled performances on his “Saint Pablo” world tour, West was admitted to UCLA Medical Center. His hospital admission came after a week of high profile incidents in which West ranted from the stage at his concerts about Donald Trump, Jay-Z, and after he abruptly cancelled a show after only a few songs.
TMZ reported on Tuesday that West’s personal doctor called police out of fear for his patient.
“Law enforcement sources tells us, the call came in as a male with mental illness. Dr. Michael Farzam said his patient’s name was “Jim Jones, 39 years old, 5’8″, 175 lbs … suffers from temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration,” TMZ reported on Tuesday.
“The report goes on to say Dr. Farzam told police Kanye had attempted to assault a staff member at the gym.”
Earlier in the day, TMZ released audio dispatch in which medical units were deployed for a “psychiatric emergency” involving West.