Reports are beginning to emerge about Kanye West's hospitalization on Monday (Nov. 21), which a source told Billboard was due to exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
According to a TMZ report, West's personal physician called 911 and reported that 'Ye was suffering from "temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration" and that he was placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold. Doctor Michael Farzam reportedly told police that West was not violent but would likely become so when police came to fetch him. Asked by Billboard on Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning to confirm that he is West's personal physician and that he has been treating the star, Farzam offered a "no comment."
An unidentified law enforcement source told TMZ that the call came in describing a male with mental illness, with Farzam ID'ing the patient as "Jim Jones, 39 years old, 5'8", 175 lbs." The police report obtained by TMZ also says that Farzam claimed he'd placed West on a 5150 psychiatric hold and wanted him transported to UCLA Medical Center, though it's unclear if Farzam personally placed the 5150 on his patient. Farzam reportedly told police that the rapper had attempted to assault a staff member at the gym where he was working out.