KANYE WEST spends a lot of time ranting on the edge of total insanity . . . so it’s hard to tell when he needs help, and when he’s just Kanye being Kanye. But apparently, the chaos from the weekend crossed the line.
Kanye was at his trainer’s house yesterday when he started “acting erratically.” TMZ says his personal doctor was checking him out for “severe sleep deprivation,” and at some point someone decided to call 911.
When the paramedics arrived, Kanye was calmer . . . but everyone thought he needed to get checked out at the hospital. Everyone, that is, except Kanye.
Eventually, they talked him into it . . . but he still needed to be handcuffed to a gurney during the ride. Nothing dramatic happened though. That’s just protocol for situations like this where someone’s going in for a psych evaluation.
“He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, which is extremely important to him . . . and the rigors of the tour every night, it really wore him out.”
But Kanye won’t have to worry about the tour anymore. Earlier in the day, he canceled his 22 remaining through the end of the year. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
He didn’t give a reason, but the wheels have been falling off recently. Last Thursday, he made some controversial comments at a show . . . on Saturday, he infuriated fans by only performing three songs, then launching into a 15-plus-minute rant, and abruptly ending the concert.
And on Sunday, he nixed a show just a few hours before it was supposed to start.
Of course, balancing his tour with his fashion line isn’t all he’s been dealing with . . . he also canceled some shows last month after KIM KARDASHIAN was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
According to “Billboard”, Kanye made $34.5 million on 26 dates that he DID perform on the tour, with a total attendance of 396,972 people. Technically, he’s performed 40 shows, but the data isn’t available for all of them.
So, they estimate that the 22 canceled shows will cost him roughly $27.3 million. And for now, there’s no indication that Kanye plans to resume the tour. Although, his health is the most important thing at this point.