Prior to his nine-day hospitalization in Los Angeles, rapper Kanye West exhibited signs that something may have been wrong with him.
After several onstage rants, the prolific rapper abruptly canceled the rest of his cross-country tour and retreated to his home.
Shorty after the tour was called off, a personal altercation led West’s doctor to call for backup.
On Thursday, the doctor's heavily redacted 911 call was released. During the call, he asks for police backup after determining that medical first responders may not be fully equipped to handle the situation.
“He definitely is going to need to be hospitalized.”
Rumors have abounded about what caused West’s hospitalization, and the doctor's explanation is redacted from the phone call.
Whatever his condition may have been, a 911 dispatcher warns the caller to make sure West stays away from things that could harm him.
“Don’t let him get any weapons or anything like that," the dispatcher says.
West was reportedly released from the hospital last week.