The rapper was being examined for severe sleep deprivation before paramedics were called Monday afternoon when he was ‘acting erratically,’ according to TMZ.
Sources told NBC News that West, 39, was hospitalized “for his own health and safety.”
Cops were called to the home of his trainer, Harley Pasternak, around 1 p.m. on Monday to conduct a welfare check after receiving reports of the odd behavior, TMZ reported.
West initially opposed going to the hospital before being convinced, and was handcuffed to the gurney while being transported, the gossip site reported.
The LAPD classified the case a “medical emergency” and handed it off to the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to the Los Angeles Times.