Kanye West’s 911 call and hospitalization has been a shock to other celebs, and E! News reported that both stars and industry pros are pouring out support for the rapper while Kanye recovers in hospital.
After West’s rant that cut short his Sacramento concert after only two songs, and the cancellation of all the Saint Pablo tour dates, everyone knew things were bad. 2016 Grammy’s Glambot Janelle Monae tweeted that she was praying West had the right energy surrounding him during his hospital stay.
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
No one understood how bad the rapper was until a few hours later, after West’s 5150 hold status and emergency trip to the hospital. It was super upsetting to his fans and friends and the Kardashians when the news broke that Kanye was in the hospital after what the Mirror describes as a “harrowing 911 call.”
Chance the Rapper is “kicking off” his European tour right now, but according to Mashable, he gave Kanye some long distance encouragement during his concert. Chance, who is often called “Kanye’s best prodigy,” tweeted, “Love you bro,” to his mentor after he heard about West’s 911 call.
Chance dedicated “an emotional performance of ‘All We Got'” to Kanye, and spoke some heartfelt words onstage.
“I want to extend a very special prayer to my big brother Kanye West. I know there’s a lot of weird folks out there but you already know that I’m a hundred grand.”
Earlier, when West’s personal physician made the 911 call, the doc “reportedly warned police he may become violent” even though he wasn’t violent at the time of the call.
According to TMZ, Dr. Michael Farzam told the 911 call operator that once “police arrived to help” Kanye, he could turn violent on the way to the hospital because he was suffering “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.”
When other stars found out that Kanye had been admitted to the hospital, they raced to send messages of support to Kanye and his wife, Kim Kardashian, to make sure Kanye knew “he wasn’t alone.”
Emile Hirsch tweeted an empathetic message to Kanye, and said he’d been in that bad place himself.
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
West’s video, “All Day/I Feel Like That,” has “resurfaced” after fans remembered the prophetic lyrics in the Steve McQueen-directed piece. It’s almost as if Kanye knew he’d be the reason for a panicked 911 call soon, and the rapper was reaching out for help. The whole video is like a rundown of Kanye’s recent bizarre behaviors and apparent symptoms.
“The idea that… others are to blame for most of your thoughts…Trouble remembering things…easily annoyed and irritated… afraid in open spaces or in public…Thoughts of ending your life…Feeling that most people could not be trusted.”
I wish @kanyewest love and support through his journey. Mental health is no joke and a constant battle and I hope he makes more dope music.— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) November 22, 2016
Another part of the tune is even more exactly what Kanye seemed to be going through before the 911 call.
“Do you feel tempered outbursts, that you cannot control?… lonely, even when you are with people… blocked… blue, sad, feeling disinterested in things… fearful… that people are unfriendly, or do you feel like people dislike you?”
In between each set of disturbing lyrics, West’s chorus line says it all: “I feel like that all the time.” Marlon Wayans might have been thinking of that song when he tweeted that Kanye is a father and husband as well as an artist, and asked his followers to pray for West.
And I hope u all pray for @kanyewest too. He's not just an artist but he's a father, a son a husband and above human. Get well soon— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) November 22, 2016
No wonder celebs are jumping to offer support now that West is finally recovering in the hospital. It definitely looks like Kanye was getting desperate and trying to get the message out before it was too late. There’s no question he’s been going all out, “working at a breakneck pace throughout 2016.”
There was the album release and Saint Pablo tour (30 concerts over three months), two new fashion collections, and Kim Kardashian’s robbery experience, which took a lot out of both Kim and Kanye.
That kind of pace can easily lead to burnout, and sometimes to a lot worse. What do you think? Is Kanye West in the hospital because of exhaustion, or is there something more serious wrong?
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