Kanye West Put On Psychiatric Hold
New details have surfaced about Kanye West and his hospitalization. According to reports, the person that called 911 on the rapper was allegedly his personal physician. The call was said to be made as a male with ‘mental illness‘. Ye’s doctor, Michael Farzam, said his patient’s name was “Jim Jones” and that he had temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.
When police arrived, Kanye was allegedly handcuffed to the stretcher, since authorities were told that he was on a 5150 hold.
[FYI: Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code which authorizes a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person suspected to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves, a danger to others, and/or gravely disabled. 5150 can refer to the person being confined, the declaration, or the act of committing someone.]
According to the police report, the doctor told police Kanye had attempted to assault a staff member at the gym.
Kanye’s team has yet to release an official statement.
Rapper Jim Jones responded to reports that his name was used as alias.