Kanye West … well, he’s had better weeks.
And yes, that’s a mighty big understatement.
On Monday afternoon, he was taken to a Los Angeles hospital after his personal physician called 911 and told the dispatcher that he “suffers from temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.”
Kanye’s doctor also said that when police arrived, he’d likely become violent — he even allegedly tried to attack someone before being handcuffed to a gurney and transported to the hospital.
At the time, Kanye’s rep said that he was “just exhausted,” and “he’s a notorious workaholic,” so between working on his fashion lines and touring, “it really wore him out.”
Pro tip: whenever a celebrity is “hospitalized for exhaustion,” a good, long side-eye is typically called for.
And it looks like Kanye is no exception.
According to a new report from TMZ, Kanye’s problems are “way worse” than exhaustion.
He is reportedly “paranoid and profoundly depressed,” and “he’s been dealing with these issues for a long time.”
It makes sense: people like to joke about Kanye and his antics, but there have been quite a few times when there has seemed to be more than just his massive ego behind his outbursts.
Take, for instance, the way he called Jay Z out in a concert last month, and again last week.
In those rants, he sounded deeply hurt that Jay wasn’t as good a friend to him as he wanted him to be — Kanye begged him to call him, to come see him, to act “like we’re brothers.”
Last week, he even said “Jay Z, I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head.”
He also said “I been sent here to give y’all my truth, even at the risk of my own life, even at the risk of my own success, my own career.”
If that’s not paranoia, then who knows what is?
When Kanye was taken to the hospital on Monday, sources say he was so paranoid that “he was convinced people were out to get him, including the doctors who were caring for him.”
“For a time he wouldn’t even let the doctors touch him.”
Ideally, Kanye will be able to go home Monday and receive treatment from his own doctor, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be well enough to do that.
Additionally, we’re learning that Kanye’s mental state is so bad that those 21 concerts he canceled earlier this week?
His insurance policy will almost surely take care of the massive cost, since the cancelations were “due to illness.”
Get well soon, Kanye.