Kanye West Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospitalization

Kanye West made his first public appearance since his recent hospitalization on Thursday (Dec. 8), sporting a new blonde hair color while visiting a show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. West was spotted at the "Rick Owens: Furniture" exhibit, where he was photographed sitting in a wooden chair. 

It's the first public outing for 'Ye since he was admitted to UCLA Medical Center on Nov. 21, to receive treatment for exhaustion and sleep deprivation for nine days. The pic was originally posted on the private account of Italian artist Giovanni Bassan and was later reposted on a number of other West fan sites.


#KanyeWest at the "Rick Owens: Furniture" exhibition at the MOCA PDC. December 8. (--: @giovannileonardobassan)

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Kanye was accompanied by Rick Owens' wife Michele Lamy at the event #rickowens #kanyewest

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On Thursday (Dec. 8), TMZ reported that West has built a temporary studio in his Bel-Air mansion so he can "have the privacy he needs to get healthy, while also making new music as ideas come to him." (Sources close to West confirmed that the rapper has set up the studio in his home and is recording new music.)