Kim Kardashian 'abandons first public appearance since Paris robbery to be with Kanye West in hospital'

Mother-in-law Kris Jenner says rapper is 'exhausted' just before news of hospitalisation broke

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Kim Kardashian West has reportedly cancelled her first public appearance in months to be by her husband Kanye West’s side after he was taken to hospital. 

On Monday, the rapper was hospitalised for a “medical emergency” after police officers responded to a call of a disturbance at a Los Angeles property. The gossip website TMZ reported West was undergoing psychiatric tests and was being examined for severe exhaustion.

The news came on the same day Live Nation announced the remaining dates of his tour would be cancelled. TMZ The news came on the same day Live Nation announced the remaining dates of his tour would be cancelled. 

Prior to reports about West's hospitalisation surfaced, his mother-in-law Kris Jenner has said the rapper was exhausted after his “gruelling” Saint Pablo tour which has seen him perform around 40 dates in North America since August.

“He’s exhausted, he’s just really tired,” the reality TV matriarch told Extra. “He’s had a gruelling tour and it’s been a grind so he just needs some rest”.

She was speaking from the Angels Ball fundraising event in New York which the businesswoman attended alongside her daughters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian to honour their late father Robert who died of cancer in 2003. 

Kardashian-West was believed to be attending the event, which would have been her first public outing since she was the victim of an armed robbery in Paris on 3 October.

However, according to reports, she flew straight back to LA by private plane after learning of her husband’s medical situation. 

News of West’s hospitalisation comes days after a number of controversial concerts from the 39-year-old. On Thursday, the rapper shocked fans by saying he would have voted for Donald Trump if he had actually voted in the US election. Two days later, he embarked on a lengthy rant where he criticised his friends and frequent collaborators Jay Z and Beyonce after performing only three songs and leaving the show early.

Representatives for West and Kardashian West did not immediately respond to a request for comment.