Things are not going great for Kanye West lately—he acted bizarrely at a few recent shows on his Saint Pablo tour (I know, I know, Kanye acting weird? You don't say), including going on a rant about Jay Z and Beyoncé, and ultimately canceling the rest of the tour altogether.
Then yesterday he was taken to the hospital on a 5150 psychiatric hold (involuntary hospitalization) after allegedly attempting to assault someone at the gym. But one good aspect of the whole 5150 thing is that, according to TMZ, it might end up saving the rapper millions of dollars he would otherwise owe to the venues for canceling. In fact, he might still get paid for the shows he's not performing.
TMZ is reporting that West canceling those shows not only means he would lose the approximately $30 million from ticket sales, he would also owe money to the venues at which he was slated to perform. Except it turns out that West's insurance policy covers him if illness is the reason he's unable to perform. So if it's proven that "accident or illness. . . prevents any Insured Person from appearing or continuing to appear in any or all of the Insured Performance(s) or Event(s)," West will still get the money he would have made from the remainder of the tour, and he won't be on the hook to the venues. Interesting!