The rapper was admitted to the UCLA Medical Centre on Nov. 22 after cancelling the remaining dates on his Saint Pablo tour. His mother-in-law Kris Jenner revealed that the star simply "needs to rest" and was suffering from exhaustion. Speaking to Extra, she said: "He's exhausted. He's just really tired. He's had a gruelling tour and it's been a grind."
Fans had grown increasingly concerned about the GRAMMY Award-winning artist's behaviour in the days leading up to his hospitalization as he left a performance after only three songs before launching into a long rant where he criticized Jay Z, Beyonce, Mark Zuckerberg and Hillary Clinton.
However, despite reports that Kanye was taken to hospital involuntarily, the star actually went under the advice of his physician, with one source confirming that the star "went freely" while his wife Kim Kardashian cancelled an appearance at the 2016 Angel Ball in New York to be by his side.
A source told People magazine that the father-of-two had been struggling during his tour, and that it had begun to take a toll on his marriage to Kim. "The last few months have been difficult for their marriage," the insider revealed. "They bicker a lot and things are not great." Famous friends of the "Heartless" rapper have reached out in support, like singer Janelle Monae, who wrote: "Praying for Kanye. Praying he has the right energy surrounding him during this time. Sending peace and love."