Kanye West canceled his concert performances for the rest of the year. For example, the cancellation of his Saint Pablo Tour took place on 21 November 2016. The intention of this tour was to promote his seventh album titled ‘the Life of Pablo.’ Some people erroneously believe that these cancellations are costing him a lot of money. They are not. Kanye West has an insurance policy that covers his obligations and profits in case he has to cancel an event. The hip-hop star and his team remain noncommittal when it comes to possible performances in 2017. Consequently, no one knows when Kanye will be back on stage, but his fans cannot wait for him to get back on his feet.
The question is what happened to him. Will he be okay? As many people already know, Kanye West went to UCLA Medical Center. This facility hospitalized him after determining that he was suffering from hallucinations and paranoia. He went there on November 21, 2016, and he did so voluntarily. Reports emerging from the Medical Center suggest that he is suffering from depression in addition to paranoia. His hospitalization took place after he accused Jay-Z of hiring people to harm him. He also said that he did not vote in the recently concluded US election. He added that he would have voted for Trump if he had voted.
Events that may have triggered his psychotic episode include the recent anniversary of his mother’s death, a robbery in Paris that affected his wife, and the breakdown of his friendship with Jay-Z. They are taking a heavy toll on him. Additionally, social media critics are always on his case. That may also be a contributing factor to his current state of health. The cancellation of 21 concerts is a temporary inconvenience for him and his fans. However, his mental health issues may be a long-term issue that could affect him in unpredictable ways.
You should note that Kanye’s situation is tragic, but it is not unique. Celebrities have suffered from mental breakdowns in the past. For example, Britney Spears suffered a breakdown eight years ago. She lost custody of her children because of it, but she bounced back to fame and glory. Kanye West will overcome this mental breakdown especially when so many people believe in him and wish him well. He is one of the greatest artists of his time. In fact, he is one of the best-selling digital artists in history having sold more than 30million digital songs.