LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS) - How is Kanye?
It's the question on many people's minds Tuesday, one day after rapper Kanye West was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center by ambulance, apparently on the advice of his doctor.
There's been no official update about West, but he is believed to still be recuperating at the hospital, where he was taken Monday afternoon just hours after canceling the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour, including a scheduled Wednesday performance in Anaheim.
TMZ reported that Los Angeles police responded to a medical welfare call involving West around 1:20 p.m., and the singer was ultimately taken by ambulance to a hospital. News reports said the decision was made for West's "own health and safety.''
Los Angeles police, without identifying West, told City News Service they responded to a disturbance call at 1:20 p.m. in the 900 block of North Laurel Avenue, near the Fairfax District, but when officers arrived, it turned out to be a medical call, and paramedics were summoned.
The patient was "medically stable'' when taken to a hospital, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department's Brian Humphrey, who also did not identify that person as West.
TMZ reported that West's doctor called 911, suggesting his patient was suffering from sleep deprivation and exhaustion. The rapper was found by police at the home of his personal trainer, Harley Pasternak. West was then taken by ambulance to a hospital, with some reports stating he was handcuffed to a gurney -- a standard protocol with psychiatric hospitalizations.
On Sunday, West canceled a scheduled 8 p.m. concert at the Forum with about three hours notice. Some concertgoers did not learn of the cancellation until they showed up at the Inglewood arena.
The concert was supposed to be a makeup for West leaving early from a Nov. 3 appearance at the Forum due to what he called vocal issues.
One day earlier, the rapper -- who is married to reality television personality Kim Kardashian -- walked off stage four songs into a concert in Sacramento, a show in which he took the stage about 90 minutes late.
At that concert, West went into a tirade in which he railed against Beyonce, Jay Z, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the radio industry and the media, before exiting the stage.
During a San Jose appearance on Thursday, West elicited boos when he told the crowd in a well-publicized, profanity-laced dialogue that he didn't vote in the presidential election, but he would have voted for Donald J. Trump.
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