The 911 call that led to Kanye West’s psychiatric hospitalization has been posted by TMZ and reveals the level of concern expressed over his mental health and safety.
LAPD responded to the medical welfare call at about 1:20 p.m. on Nov. 21 from the home of his trainer Harley Pasternak. TMZ identified the person placing the call as one of West’s doctors, Michael Farzam, a general practitioner in Los Angeles.
In the call, Dr. Farzam tells dispatch to not only send medical help to the rapper’s residence, but police as well.
“… if we can have some police backup because I don’t think the paramedics…” Farzam tells the dispatcher at the top of the call. Later, the dispatcher says, “Don’t let him get any weapons or anything like that” — to ensure West’s personal safety and the safety of those arriving on the scene.
West spent a week and a half at UCLA Medical Center until he was reportedly released Wednesday.
The morning he was hospitalized, it was announced that West would be canceling the remaining 21 dates on his Saint Pablo tour. According to TMZ, West will need ongoing psychological and medical treatment.