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Rapper Kanye West has been released from a hospital, more than a week after he was placed under observation following odd onstage behavior and the abrupt cancellation of his tour, according to reports Wednesday.
West’s remaining tour dates were called off after the unpredictable artist railed against fellow music stars Beyoncé and Jay Z before abruptly leaving the stage during a Nov. 19 performance in Sacramento, California.
E! News, citing an "insider," reported that West, 39, left the hospital Wednesday but will continue seeking treatment. A source told the entertainment news organization that the rapper was exhausted. The news that West left the hospital was first reported by the celebrity gossip site X17 and later by TMZ.
West was hospitalized on Nov. 21 after Los Angeles police responded to a medical welfare call at around 1:20 p.m., a source familiar with the matter previously told NBC News. Efforts to reach West’s representatives were not immediately successful.
The hospitalization followed several days of odd behavior. West's Nov. 20 Los Angeles show was cancelled just hours before it was supposed to begin, and on Nov. 17 in San Jose, West left some wondering after he announced he would’ve voted for Trump if he had voted at all and then going on to discuss race in America.
E! Online, quoting a source, has in the past described West as suffering from "mental exhaustion."
The artist known for hits such as "Gold Digger" and "Jesus Walks" is famous for dramatic stage antics, most notably interrupting Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards to insist that her award should have gone to Beyoncé. Last year, he declared that he would run for president in 2020.