From Janelle Monáe to Emile Hirsch
Celebs are sharing messages of support for Kanye West after he was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Monday, after canceling the rest of his Saint Pablo tour dates earlier that day.
West had made headlines recently for cutting one of his concerts short, no-showing for another, and sounding off in a series of on-stage outbursts that ranged from criticizing Hillary Clinton and Beyoncé to saying that if he voted, he “would have voted for Trump.” While People reported that West was hospitalized for exhaustion and sleep deprivation, many of Kanye’s fellow celebrities offering support for the rapper amid speculations of mental health issues.
West’s collaborator and protegée Chance the Rapper offered a special Thanksgiving prayer for West during an interview on BBC 1 on Tuesday.
“I want to extend a special prayer to my big brother Kanye West,” Chance said. “I know there’s a lot of weird folks out there but you already know that I’m a hundred grand. I want to just extend this prayer and this love from all the way in Britain. We might come home early to see this. Happy Thanksgiving.”
Meanwhile, West’s close friend and collaborator John Legend told CBS “This Morning” on Tuesday that he had seen warning signs that West wasn’t doing well before he was hospitalized.
“We were with Kim [Kardashian] actually, you know, right before all of that,” Legend said. “I was concerned by what I saw, so hopefully he’s getting some rest and some time to figure things out.”
Other stars took to Twitter to express their concerns and send encouragement to West.