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Community shows support for Kanye
Kanye West’s week of abnormal behavior has landed him in the hospital, according to multiple media reports. TMZ is reporting that West’s personal physician, Dr. Michael Farzam, called 911, stating his patient is suffering from “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.”
West was placed under a 5150 psychiatry hold, which included West being handcuffed to the stretcher as is protocol. Billboard reports that neither the police or hospital have confirmed this detail, though.
This past week has featured some abnormal behavior for Kanye West, who Reuters reports is undergoing a “spiritual crisis.” He cut two concerts short, canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour, and called out Beyoncé and Jay Z. He also stated his support for Donald Trump, despite pledging money to Hilary Clinton’s campaign.
Fellow stars and musicians voiced their support on Twitter, hoping Kanye West gets well soon.
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
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
Chance the Rapper also extended prayers for Kanye West during a BBC radio appearance.
Kid Cudi Gives Thanks And Hugs
Kanye West protégé Kid Cudi has been battling mental illness himself, checking into a rehab facility to treat his depression. Cudi recently left the facility, seemingly in a better place. He posted a long Facebook letter, thanking everyone who stood by and supported him during his recovery.
That hugging bit is particularly touching, but might we suggest a group hug to save time and spread the love? Group hugs are known to be 50 percent more intimate and 100 percent sweatier than normal ones. Not saying you have to do it, just putting the suggestion out there.
Justin Bieber Goes Tupac
That subhead might be (definitely) misleading, but no less true. Justin Bieber and his love of tattoos has been a subject of obsession for the celebrity press that GQ dedicated an entire interview of him explaining the meaning behind his ink.
Well Biebs got a new tattoo, right above his stomach. He unveiled the fresh ink during concert in Bologna, Italy recently, lifting his shirt mid-performance. It reads “Son of God” and its placement might remind you of Tupac’s “Thug Life” tatt.
Even though coverage never stops on Biebs, no explanation has come forth yet on the new ink. For now we can only speculate.
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