Kanye West kept going for as long as he could, not wanting to disappoint his fans, but eventually it got to be too much.
After exhibiting more erratic than usual behavior during the most recent shows on his Saint Pablo Tour—which on any given night could play host to the rapper's far-out musings on creativity, fame, culture, family, politics and whatever else was on Yeezy's mind—he reached his breaking point.
Police and emergency responders were called yesterday afternoon to the home of celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak in Los Angeles' Beverly Grove neighborhood after West suffered what was deemed at the time as a "psychiatric emergency." His personal doctor had called 911 and, once officers arrived, they handed the situation over to paramedics from the L.A. Fire Department.
West, suffering from mental exhaustion, was voluntarily hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he currently remains—and it's unclear just how long his stay will be.