Kanye West was reportedly rushed to hospital on Wednesday just hours before he performed in his final Melbourne concert. The 37-year-old rap icon was allegedly taken to Epworth hospital in Richmond where he was given an emergency MRI at around 2pm in the afternoon, according to Woman’s Day an Australian blog.
An onlooker told the magazine that the Black Skinhead singer had his face partially concealed when he was ushered through the back entrance of the facility by his security team. ‘Everyone was massively panicked,’ the onlooker told the magazine.
‘Everyone was moved out of the waiting and consulting rooms.’ Despite the alleged health scare the Yeezus rapper, who had been playing basketball earlier that day, reportedly left hospital around 4.30pm before appearing on stage at Rod Laver Arena to perform that night. Kanye and his famous wife’s hospital dash created dramatic scenes on Melbourne’s roads, mentioned.
‘Kim and Kanye were in one car, and a second car with their security team drove behind but slowed down to block any paparazzi or fans from following them,’ the eyewitness said. ‘Their car was able to get away so that they were not followed to the hospital.’ It was a similarly hectic scene when the car returned to their hotel around 5pm. ‘Fans tried to run into the underground car park, but the security team began screaming at them to get out.’
After the drama-filled afternoon and evening, the next morning Kanye and his young family looked fresh-faced as they touched down in Sydney.
Kim stepped off the plane in a business-like outfit of a white shirt and black pencil skirt, meanwhile Kanye disembarked with his adorable one-year-old daughter in his arms.
The super-famous couple were whisked away to the Park Hyatt Hotel, where they were seen on the balcony taking in the iconic view of Sydney Harbour.
No stranger to speaking his mind, the rapper made some controversial comments during his Wednesday night performance.
The Yeezus singer wasn’t happy that many of the audience members were sitting down, and told the crowd:
‘I can’t go on with this song if there’s people in here sitting down unless y’all sitting down because y’all handicapped,’ he said.