Kanye West NOT Hospitalized Because He Stopped Taking Antidepressant, Despite Report

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Kanye West Antidepressant Lexapro

By Andrew Shuster

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Kanye West Antidepressant Lexapro

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Kanye West was NOT hospitalized because he stopped taking his antidepressant medication Lexapro, despite a bogus tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim. We’re told it’s “not true.”

According to Star, the real reason the rapper was admitted to UCLA Medical Center last month is because he abruptly went off his medication. West’s team had revealed he was suffering from exhaustion and other mental health issues related to stress, but the tabloid’s dubious insider alleges his people are lying. “I believe his reliance on Lexapro is behind [his hospitalization],” says the so-called “source.” The magazine goes on to purport that West’s “shocking dependence on pharmaceuticals” is playing a major role in his health struggle.

But Gossip Cop checked in with a reliable source close to the rapper, who exclusively assures us his latest health issues aren’t at all linked to his use of antidepressants or any other medication, and the outlet’s claim otherwise is simply “not true.” In fact, the repeatedly discredited tabloid seems to be taking its story from a lyric in one of the rapper’s songs. During the track “FML,” West raps, “You ain’t never seen nothing crazier than this n***a when he off his Lexapro.” Despite that sentiment, his recent incident is completely unrelated.

Additionally, Gossip Cop just recently busted Star’s sister publication, the National Enquirer, for wrongly reporting that West’s hospitalization was due to cocaine and alcohol addiction. This latest story claiming to know the real reason behind the rapper’s breakdown is equally fabricated.

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Kanye West’s hospitalization was result of him going off the antidepressant Lexapro.

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