EXCLUSIVE: Kanye West Urged to ‘Take a Step Back From Work’ After Hospitalization
Kanye West’s loved ones think he should take it easy for a while.
A source tells ET that after the Life of Pablo rapper’s hospitalization, “people in Kanye’s inner circle are hoping the hospital stay has made him realize that he needs to take a step back from work and focus on his personal health and mindset.”
“Kanye loves working, but he loves Kim [Kardashian West] and his family more,” the source adds. “He had way too much on his plate and it came to a point where he couldn’t handle it all, so he just broke.”
“He needs to find a good balance with the two in his life,” the source concludes, “and he’ll work hard at finding that.”
On Thursday, a source told ET the 39-year-old artist is “happy to finally be back home,” after being released from the hospital on Wednesday, adding, “It’s Saint’s first birthday on Monday and he is happy he can be there for that.”
The source also disputed reports of Kanye and Kim having marital troubles, saying the claims are “simply not true.”
“They are like any normal couple where they do have to work at their marriage, and they do,” the source explained. “[Kim] left the hospital a handful of times to go home, change, see the kids, and other errands … But she mostly stayed by his side.”
Meanwhile, ET has obtained audio from the 911 call made by one of Kanye’s doctors last Monday following his abrupt cancellation of his remaining Saint Pablo tour dates.
On the call — parts of which have been redacted by authorities — Kanye’s physician, Dr. Michael Farzam says, “I think he’s definitely going to need to be hospitalized,” while also requesting police backup.
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