Kanye West

Kanye West

*Kanye West reportedly tried to assault a staff member at a gym before he was rushed to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

According to TMZ, West’s personal doctor called 911, warning the dispatcher that the rapper was not violent but would become violent when police arrived to help him.

According to law enforcement sources, the call came in as a male with mental illness. Dr. Michael Farzam said his patient’s name was “Jim Jones, 39 years old, 5’8″, 175 lbs … suffers from temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.”

According to the police report, Dr. Farzam told police he had placed Kanye on a 5150 psychiatric hold and wanted him taken to UCLA Medical Center, but TMZ notes that there’s an issue over whether the doctor actually placed Kanye on a 5150.

The report goes on to say Dr. Farzam told police Kanye had attempted to assault a staff member at the gym.
According to TMZ, Kanye was handcuffed to the stretcher because it’s protocol when cops are told someone is on a 5150 hold.