Kanye West's breakdown may save him $30m

2016-11-24 22:01

Los Angeles - Kanye West's psychotic episode may have saved him a $30m concert cancellation fee. 

The 39-year-old rapper was rumoured to have lost a hefty amount of cash for unexpectedly pulling the plug on his gig at The Forum in Los Angeles just a few hours before he was expected to go on stage on Monday and then axed the remaining 21 dates of his Saint Pablo tour shortly afterwards without giving his fans or concert organisers a reason. 

But, according to TMZ, the Bound 2 hitmaker may still be able to pocket a large sum of money for the shows he cancelled as he reportedly had an insurance policy that covered him in case at any point throughout his tour he had to pull out of performing due to illness. 

It's believed the policy covers Kanye for the money he'd make from the shows, as well as any cash he was obligated to pay others if "accident or illness ... prevents any Insured Person from appearing or continuing to appear in any or all of the Insured Performance(s) or Event(s)."

Kanye sparked fears for his health earlier this week after he reportedly lashed out at a member of staff at his trainer Harley Pasternak's home in Los Angeles at 13:20 on Monday.

A private doctor was called to the scene as the rapper was believed to be acting "erratically" and claimed people were telling him they wanted to "kill" him.

The medical professional sectioned him with a 5150 hold, which authorises a qualified officer to involuntarily confine a person suspected to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves or a threat to others, and enlisted the help of paramedics to transport him to hospital.

The doctor reportedly informed the emergency services that there was a "psychiatric emergency" at the given address, but gave responders an alias for the Only One rapper, saying he was a man named Jim Jones who "suffers from temporary psychosis".

However, Kanye didn't take kindly to the paramedics trying to help him and allegedly attacked them, which in turn lead to him being handcuffed to the stretcher to restrain him. 

The Famous hitmaker was then rushed to UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles, California, via ambulance for a psychiatric evaluation by trained psychiatrists.

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