Kanye West steps out in public for first time since hospital release
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/09/2016
Kanye West has been spotted out in public for the first time since being released from the hospital.
The 39-year-old rapper was photographed sitting on a tiny white bench after traveling to the MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday afternoon, E! News reported.
Italian artist Giovanni Leonardo Bassan shared a photo of West's public outing on Instagram that same day.
West was reportedly afforded the opportunity to preview the exhibition "Rick Owens: Furniture" before it opens to the public next weekend.
West sported a grey sweatshirt, dark pants and white sneakers to the event -- not to mention a new blonde hairstyle. He appeared happy and healthy 17 days after entering UCLA Medical Center on November 21 for exhaustion and sleep deprivation. He had allegedly been acting "erratically" at the time of his hospitalization.
West was released from UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital after eight days. He even spent the Thanksgiving holiday at the facility.
"[Kanye] will remain getting outpatient treatment until he is fully recovered," a source recently told E! News.
Despite reports of impending divorce, sources say Kim Kardashian has been very supportive of her husband in recent weeks. She even canceled her own first public appearance at a New York charity ball honoring her late father Robert Kardashian since her traumatizing Paris robbery in October to be at West's side.
"Kim wants him to continue getting therapy even after all of this. He has support from so many people," the source added.
"Kim is doing okay despite reports," an insider told the website. "She has many things on her plate so being overwhelmed is expected. She wants to get Kanye back on his feet. She is not leaving him. She loves him."
Kardashian's close friend, Jonathan Cheban, also insisted the 36-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has no intention to leave the father of her children North and Saint.
"They're in good spirits," Cheban said of the couple.
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"I don't want to talk much about them because it's not my business, but I do have to say that the divorcing is kind of hysterical. I just spoke to both of them on FaceTime literally before I was coming here and when I heard that I literally burst out laughing."