Recent reports on Kanye West state that he has been admitted to hospital due to exhaustion, and musicians are rallying to support the rapper.
After a week of strange behavior during a few of his shows in the US, namely, causing controversy by admitting that he admired Trump’s campaign and leaving another show after only three songs performed, the remainder of West’s Saint Pablo tour has been cancelled.
According to the press, after the news of the tour cancellation, West has been admitted to a hospital on Monday following an emergency services call. BBC announced that the police had received a “disturbance call” on Monday afternoon, and it has been confirmed by the police, although they did not name the singer.
Ever since his stage outbursts started, other artists have stated their support of West, urging people to show compassion to the rapper as he goes through a difficult time.
@kanyewest we love u. u r everything u say u are. A genius, an icon. U added greatness to my life. But lifting Trump up kills us. Come home.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 20, 2016
PRAYING FOR KANYE. PRAYING HE HAS THE RIGHT ENERGY SURROUNDING HIM DURING THIS TIME. SENDING PEACE AND LOVE. 🙏🏿— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) November 22, 2016
One such example is Kid Cudi, who was in rehab for suicidal urges and depression. He posted a thank-you message to everyone who kept him in their thoughts during his difficult period, including Kanye.Hey @kanyewest , get better man! People are making jokes right now, but having been there myself, I hope he gets the help he needs.— emile hirsch (@EmileHirsch) November 22, 2016
Forbes magazine places Kanye West 11th on the list of highest paid stars in hip hop with $17.5 million earned this year, but they also predict that he will lose around $10 million due to this tour cancellation. According to Fortune magazine, the figure is going to be even higher, as West has reportedly been earning $1.4 million per night just from the ticket sales, so he might stand to lose around $30 million.