Law enforcement sources say that Los Angeles police had responded to a medical welfare call about 1:20pm local time.
He was allegedly being checked for ‘severe sleep deprivation’ when it was decided he needed to be admitted. Law enforcement sources confirmed he was hospitalized for his own health and safety.
Sources close to Kanye say he tried to resist being transported to the L.A. hospital and had to be handcuffed to a gurney in transit.
Kim had been due to make an appearance at an East Coast event this evening but was nowhere to be seen after the shock news of her husband’s hospitalization.
Concerned fans have already began tweeting with the hashtag #PrayForKanye in the wake of the news.
TMZ Broke the story:
According to law enforcement sources … cops responded to a call for a welfare check on Kanye around 1:20 PM PT. He wasn’t at his home at the time. We’re told paramedics also responded and ended up transporting Kanye to the hospital by ambulance.
Sources connected to Kanye tell us he was getting checked out by one of his doctors for severe sleep deprivation when someone — possibly the physician — decided he needed to be admitted.
Law enforcement sources tell us Kanye did not want to go, and was restrained when he was transported.
We’ll certainly keep on this and let you know as things develope.