Written by Melanie Burton, November 23, 2016

News broke yesterday that Kanye West was handcuffed to a stretcher and taken to UCLA Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation, after fears he was suffering from ‘sleep deprivation and dehydration.”

But now in new claims, it’s been revealed he was allegedly screaming about people trying to kill him and was having hallucinations during a psychotic break at his personal trainer’s house.

According to TMZ, Kanye’s doctor called 911 at around 1:20pm, when the rapper started acting ‘erratically’ at his trainer Harley Pasternak’s home – just hours after cancelling the rest of his Saint Pablo tour.

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Dr Michael Farzam told emergency responders that he was putting Kanye on a 5150 hold, which allows a doctor to admit someone with a mental disorder to the hospital, because he’d tried to attack a staff member at the residence.

He gave the responders an alias for Kanye, saying he was a man called ‘Jim Jones’ who “suffers from temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.”

In an audio clip, one of the responders can be heard categorising the call as a “psychiatric emergency.”

At the time of Kanye’s breakdown, his wife Kim Kardashian was in New York, where she was due to make her return to the spotlight at a gala honouring her late father. But after hearing of Kanye’s hospitalisation, the reality star cancelled the event and flew straight back to LA.

Friends of the rapper said the ‘breakdown’ was a combination of issues including his marriage problems with Kim.

Another source told People that Kanye feels he’s “under spiritual attack.”

“It’s not just the big things; it’s smaller, quieter things, internal things. You might think that it’s about Kim’s robbery, and while that didn’t help, that’s not what’s going on here. He’s dealing with a lot more subtle issues,” the source said.

“His mother died in November [2007], so this time of year always brings him a lot of pain. He keeps that pain internalised, but sometimes will talk about how hard this time of year is for him. He works through the pain every November.”

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Meanwhile, another source in LA told Daily Mail that Kanye’s meltdown “has nothing to do with drugs, he doesn’t take anything. It’s totally a mental thing.”

A close friend of Kanye’s also told Page Six that “workaholic” Kanye “often stays up and works for 48 hours at a time” and would call his team at all hours of the night.

They believe that a combination of his “chaotic life” as well as never getting over his mother’s death has finally tipped him over the edge.

“He’s having a nervous breakdown. He’s spiralling further and further out of control. Basically everything crazy he does is ‘art’ – cancelling his tour is ‘art’ – he is becoming more and more unpredictable.”

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