When Kanye West‘s doctor called 911 to have paramedics take the rapper to a hospital in Los Angeles last month, Dr. Michael Farzan was told to keep weapons away from his patient.
The 911 call, which can be heard above, was made public today by the Los Angeles Police Department and first published by TMZ. The Los Angeles Times notes that the tape was edited to remove personal details about West’s condition.
The doctor does not reference West by name, but he tells the dispatcher that his patient is “definitely going to need to be hospitalized…I wouldn’t just do the police by itself.” Although the publicly released tape does include the dispatcher asking what West’s medical condition is, the doctor’s response is not included.
The dispatcher also tells the doctor, “Don’t let him get any weapons or anything like that” and to “keep an eye on him.”
“If anything changes, if he does become physically combative between now and when police and/or paramedics get there, call us back immediately at 911,” the dispatcher said.
West was rushed to UCLA Medical Center on November 21, just hours after it was announced that he was cancelling the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour.
Prior to that announcement, two West concerts in California were derailed by rants West went on. During a show in Sacramento on November 18, he stopped performing after three songs, then abruptly ended the show.
In a November 17 rant in San Jose, West was booed when he told his audience that he didn’t vote, but would have voted for Donald Trump. West also outlined plans for a potential 2020 presidential run.
“I’m concerned about putting our concept of how to do the job in a new way. And if no one will do it in that way I will take position in 2020 and do it myself,’” West said in San Jose. “‘Aw you ain’t gonna get it now because of what you just said.’ It was proof that it didn’t matter what nobody just said! It doesn’t matter!”
West is married to reality star Kim Kardashian and the two have two children. He was released from the hospital on November 29.