Rapper Kanye West released from hospital: Reports

According to reports, musician Kanye West has been released from hospital after being allegedly admitted for exhaustion.
Entertainer Kanye West arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York on May 2, 2016.
Entertainer Kanye West arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York on May 2, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Kanye West was released from hospital on Wednesday (Nov 30), according to media outlets, more than a week after he was admitted for exhaustion.

CNN and the Los Angeles Times said West left the UCLA Medical Center. People magazine quoted an unidentified source as saying West was "home, getting some rest". Representatives for West could not immediately be reached by Reuters for comment on West's health status or hospital release.

A spokesman for West's wife, reality television star Kim Kardashian, said in an email there were no updates and referred queries to West's representatives.

The 39-year-old rapper was taken to the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles, last week after the police responded to a call for help, several media outlets reported.

Sources close to the rapper told People he was exhausted from a "spiritual crisis". His hospitalisation followed a series of public rants and the cancellation of the rest of his concert tour.

 
 

It came after a demanding couple of months for the rapper and his wife after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, forcing the family to reassess its security and public profile.

Kardashian, according to reports, has been by West's bedside during his hospitalisation. Her E! Network reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is "currently in production and has not been halted", a network representative said in a statement.