Kanye West Hospitalized For 'Psychiatric Emergency,' Dispatch Calls Reveal

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Nov. 22 2016, Published 1:56 p.m. ET

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Kanye West's hospitalization was considered a "psychiatric emergency" by the Los Angeles Fire Department, released audio of dispatch calls reveal.

"Rescue 21 psychiatric emergency at Laurel Avenue," a first responder could be heard saying in the disturbing audio. "We're on scene here at Laurel."

West, 39, was rushed to the hospital by the LAFD on November 21 after he abruptly cancelled his Saint Pablo tour.

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"At 1:20 our officers responded to a call," Kevin Maiberger the LAPD spokesperson told Radar. "We determined it was a medical emergency and did not require a police response and the Fire Department handled.

NBC News reported West was "under observation at a Los Angeles area hospital."

West was reportedly handcuffed to a gurney on his way to the hospital.

His wife, Kim Kardashian, 36, flew back to Los Angeles after just arriving in New York City for a gala honoring her late Father Rob Kardashian, Page Six reported.

"Kim was seen boarding a private jet to New York at around 5am LA time and had planned to make a late entrance to the gala, skipping the red carpet, to honor her father," an insider told the publication. "But when she landed in New York, something was very wrong with Kanye, she turned around and headed straight back to LA to be at his side."

Kris Jenner told reporters at the Angel Ball that her son-in-law is "exhausted" and "really tired" from the "grueling tour." 

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