Kanye West 'puts 2017 tour dates on hold' after breakdown

Kanye West puts 2017 shows on hold. Photo / Getty
Kanye West puts 2017 shows on hold. Photo / Getty

Kanye West has reportedly cancelled all his upcoming tour dates indefinitely as he is released from hospital after a breakdown.

TMZ reports that West is still fragile and needs medical and psychological help.

Kanye West steps out of his AirBnB Apartment in Tribeca on October 04, 2016 in New York. Photo / Getty
Kanye West steps out of his AirBnB Apartment in Tribeca on October 04, 2016 in New York. Photo / Getty

His breakdown came after he ranted to fans at his concerts about why he would have voted for Donald Trump and issues between him and Jay-Z.

At that time he cancelled all concerts for 2016. Now, it appears that his 2017 dates may also be compromised.

The New York Post reports that West has been "spiralling" in recent months, stressed by his chaotic clothing line, his tour and wife Kim Kardashian's recent robbery in Paris.

Kanye West and Saint West are seen walking in Soho on October 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty
Kanye West and Saint West are seen walking in Soho on October 6, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty

A source close to the rapper said, "He's just exhausted. He's been working around the clock on fashion design, both on his own line and the Adidas line.

He's a notorious workaholic, so balancing both that work - which is extremely important to him - and the rigours of the tour every night ... really wore him out."

Rapper Kanye West performs at the Forum on October 25, 2016 in Inglewood, California. Photo / Getty
Rapper Kanye West performs at the Forum on October 25, 2016 in Inglewood, California. Photo / Getty

He is also said to continue to struggle with the death of his mother, Donda West, who passed away in 2007.

The November 10 anniversary is reported to have pushed West over the edge.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Photo / Getty
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Photo / Getty

West infuriated fans, and presumably his Hillary Clinton-supporting wife, when he told fans at a concert that Donald Trump is a "genius."

"If I would've voted, I would've voted [for] Trump," he said.

West also had a go at best friend Jay-Z's wife, Beyonce, claiming she campaigned against him winning an MTV award.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Photo / Getty
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Photo / Getty

"Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over Hotline Bling," he said.

"Sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win," he continued. "I've been sitting here to give y'all my truth even at the risk of my own life - even at the risk of my own success, my own career."

- news.com.au

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