Kanye West was spotted for the first time since being hospitalised for a mental breakdown just before Thanksgiving, according to the Daily Mail.

The 39-year-old singer ventured out in public Thursday night to support his avant-garde designer pal Rick Owens, who is exhibiting some of his furniture at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

The Grammy-winning artist was without his wife Kim however for the night out, with the reality star has continuing to keep a low profile and avoid public events ever since being robbed at gunpoint back in early October.

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Instead, the newly-blonde rapper was accompanied by Owens' wife Michele Lamy at the event.

Kanye's appearance came one day after a report emerged claiming that the reality star was looking to separate from her husband of a little over two years.

That report was shot down however by Kim's best friend Jonathan Cheban on Wednesday night however, who told DailyMail.com that he had just FaceTimed with the couple while attending the Unwrap The Holidays event at trendy New York City hotspot Vandal.

The father-of-two - who raises children North and Saint with wife Kim - was admitted to UCLA Medical Center on November 21 and remained at the facility for 10 days, where he was treated for temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.

TMZ reported at the time that Kanye had also been dealing with growing paranoia in the months before his hospitalisation.

His wife endured her own drama back in October when masked robbers broke into her Paris apartment and forced her into a bathroom at gunpoint, where they bound and gagged the reality star before running off with over $10 million worth of jewelry.

Kim managed to escape with no physical injuries, but the emotional toll was so bad that filming on her reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians was halted for weeks.

Before he was admitted to UCLA last month, Kanye cancelled the 21 remaining dates on his Saint Pablo Tour. Before the cancellation, West cut short a concert after just two songs and rambled about Donald Trump, Jay-Z and Mark Zuckerberg at shows. His bizarre behavior prompted the hashtag #KanyeIsOverParty to trend on Twitter before he was hospitalised.

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West's close friend Fonzworth Bentley told Page Six on Thursday about some of the issues plaguing the rapper.

"He never mourned his mother, and that's at the root of this, and you don't have to be a clinical psychologist to figure that out. That is at the core of this. I think a lot of these things are coming up and coming out now," Bentley said.

West's mother Donda died in November 2007 of complications from cosmetic surgery. Bentley said the rapper mourned the ninth anniversary of her death just before cancelling his tour.

He said that West was riding high off the success of his new album and merchandise sales "and then your fashion show just demolishes and fails".

"We all know more than anything that he wants to be successful in fashion, so when editors and everything are beating him up," Bentley said.

"That happens and then you're onstage, your wife gets robbed - and it's not like that didn't happen - that happened," he told the podcast Rich Friend: The Elevated Conversation.

He said the rapper gathered his crew backstage at his Sacramento, California show before cancelling the rest of the tour.

Bentley said he apologised and told everyone they were important to him while urging them to help each other.

"But at the same time I believe in my heart it was a call for help," Bentley said.