The Bound 2 hitmaker spent nine days at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, when he was admitted for a mental evaluation after reportedly suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
He was released into the care of his personal physician, Dr. Michael Farzam, on November 30 and is now recuperating at home while wife Kim Kardashian and their two children are reportedly staying with her mother Kris Jenner.
In his first public outing since the medical drama, Kanye decided to attend the Rick Owens: Furniture exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
The rapper has long been an art fan, and looked in good spirits as he sat on a wooden chair for the snap taken by artist Giovanni Bassan, who captioned it on social media: “K s in da house (sic)”.
In the picture, Kanye is seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, black pants and white sneakers, while fans were quick to comment on his newly-dyed hair.
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The 39-year-old’s outing came as his close friend Fonzworth Bentley opened up about the reasons behind Kanye’s meltdown, putting it down to the ninth anniversary of his mother Donda’s death.
“He never mourned his mother, and that’s at the root of this, and you don’t have to be a clinical psychologist to figure that out,” Fonzworth told the Tequila Avion podcast Rich Friend: The Elevated Conversation. “That is at the core of this. I think a lot of these things are coming up and coming out now.”
He also said Kim’s traumatic armed robbery ordeal, when she was bound and gagged by a group of masked men wielding guns in Paris, France, in October had a massive effect on Kanye’s mental state, as did the negative reviews he got for his Yeezy Season 4 show at New York Fashion Week.
Kanye’s hospitalization came just hours after he made the call to cancel the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo Tour. But the singer didn’t take that decision lightly, and called everyone together backstage at his concert in Sacramento, California, to break the news before it hit headlines.
Fonzworth also dismissed recent allegations that Kanye and wife Kim are set to divorce, insisting the reality star is by her husband’s side as he gets back on track.0