Fans and colleagues around the world are reacting to the news of rapper Kanye West’s hospitalization. West’s personal physician, Dr. Michael Farzam, placed the Grammy award winner on a 5150 after police responded to a disturbance call. Law enforcement officers state the call came in for someone named “Jim Jones” who was suffering from temporary psychosis. According to the police report, West was handcuffed to a gurney which is protocol for anyone on a 5150 hold prior to being transported to a medial facility.

Dr. Farzam also told the police that his patient had tried to assault a staff member.

A 5150 (involuntary psychiatric hold) authorizes a qualified officer or physician to involuntarily hospitalize an individual thought to be a danger to themselves or others due to a mental disorder. A doctor can diagnose the problem ahead of any request for confinement. However, a declaration must be signed in order for it to be legal. The patient is not under arrest. They are simply taken to a facility for a mental health examination.

Kardashian family woes

Kanye West’s spouse, Kim Kardashian, was away in New York preparing to attend a ceremony honoring her late father Robert Kardashian at the time. After receiving word that something was wrong, she flew back to Los Angeles to be by her husband’s side. When asked about her son-in-law’s condition at the red-carpet affair, Kris Jenner told the Daily Mail that she believes West is just exhausted from enduring a grueling tour.

However, one source who claims to have overheard Jenner on the phone while in the ladies’ room, stating that the Kardashian matriarch was upset about their evening being ruined.

Erratic behavior and suicide watch

Before being hospitalized, there are stories of West screaming that people were out to kill him. Now, the latest news is that the 39-year-old rapper is under a suicide watch. Allegedly, West was experiencing hallucinations and showed signs of being very paranoid.

Known for his wild outbursts, meltdowns and rants, it's sad that West’s current state should come as no surprise. Hopefully he will receive the treatment that he needs for a full recovery. Even Jay-Z has expressed feeling bad for West despite having been on the receiving end of his latest rant.

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