West has suddenly pulled the plug on his entire tour, less than 48 hours after having an onstage meltdown in California and posting a series of bizarre images on Instagram.
A friend said, “There are fears he is having a nervous breakdown. He’s surrounded by all these crazy people, but there’s nobody he listens to or who can rein him in. He’s a mad genius, and he’s spiraling further and further out of control. Basically everything crazy he does is ‘art,’ so he is becoming more and more unpredictable.”
Another source explained West is burned out from juggling his fashion line and the tour. “He’s just exhausted. He’s been working around the clock on fashion design, both on his own line and the Adidas line. He’s a notorious workaholic, so balancing both that work — which is extremely important to him — and the rigors of the tour every night. It really wore him out.”
A rep for West did not comment.
The canceled dates include Dec. 30 and 31 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Dec. 16 at Newark’s Prudential Center.