As you’d likely be aware of by now, Kanye West has completely cancelled his enormous US ‘Saint Pablo’ tour halfway through.
Despite having 21 dates left, he has pulled the plug with absolutely no explanation or even direct confirmation.
While media is having a field day with this all-time-high level of rollercoaster-esque Ye behaviour, most fans are very aware that this is far beyond normal Kanye erraticism.
It’s no longer ‘oh man, Ye’s ranting on stage again‘ or ‘ah shit it’s 3am and his Twitter is blowing up w/ tweets about fonts and couches’ – it’s way past that. It’s now active concern for his mental health and wellbeing.
The difference between Normal Standard Erratic Kanye and Inching-Closer-To-The-Edge Kanye is starkly obvious.
A source has told TMZ that Kanye cancelled the tour due to exhaustion:
“He’s just exhausted. He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, both his own line and the Adidas line.”
The source said that being on the road every night after hectic work days, plus being away from his children and wife Kim Kardashian post the traumatic robbery in Paris is weighing him down emotionally and physically:
“All the time spent away from his family has been a stress on him as well. They are most important to him.”
The source also says (and this is obviously completely unconfirmed) that Ye is planning a second leg of the tour next year, but won’t announce dates until he’s completely ready:
“He doesn’t want to give fans anything less than his best.”
We know all of this is hugely dramatic and thoroughly disappointing for the fans who had tickets to the remaining shows, but we’d rather Kanye put his mental and physical health first. (And we’d say the same of anyone else.)
We sincerely hope that Ye takes the rest of the year for himself, spends time with his fam, and gets the rest and support he needs.
Everyone has physical and mental limits – even Kanye West.
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