Kanye West has been pictured in public for the first time since his dramatic hospitalisation last month – and he was sporting a new blonde haircut.

The rapper was released from the UCLA Medical Center last Wednesday, having been admitted on November 21st after suffering a psychotic episode brought on by exhaustion, sleep deprivation and dehydration.

He’s been keeping a low profile ever since the incident over a fortnight ago, recovering at his home in Calabasas with the help of his wife Kim Kardashian, but on Thursday (December 8th) Kanye was spotted visiting the ‘Rick Owens: Furniture’ exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

A picture, taken by artist Giovanni Bassan, of Kanye sitting on a marble chair wearing an oversized jumper and showing off a newly-dyed blonde hairstyle. “K’s in da house,” the picture was captioned on the artist’s Instagram.

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The 39 year old father of two appeared to be in good spirits. Prior to his breakdown, he had cancelled all remaining live dates on his Saint Pablo tour, but he is apparently regarding the entire episode as a source of inspiration to allow him to write new music.

TMZ claims that he’s comparing his recent hospitalisation as similar to when he suffered a horrific car crash in 2002 – which inspired his breakout hit single ‘Through The Wire’ a year or so later – and to when his beloved mother Donda passed away in 2007, which inspired a musical reinvention via his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak.

Meanwhile, recent reports that the last few weeks have brought his wife Kim to the point that she wants to divorce him, and that she’s keeping their two children (North, 3, and Saint, 1) away from him, have been written off as false.

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