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Katt Williams Taken To Hospital For Psychiatric Evaluation

Comedian Katt Williams, 37, was reportedly taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation after visiting family members in Sumter, South Carolina on yesterday, Friday (Nov. 14), according to The Sumter Item. Before that, the actor and comedian had run-ins with both city and county law enforcement which stirred from a call to police early that morning.

Sumter Police say officers responded to a call in reference to suspicious behavior by Williams at a local hotel. Williams reportedly showed up to the hotel in a bathrobe with a towel wrapper around his head inquiring about a room. Williams later left after asking for directions which police made no arrest at that time due to no crime being broken.

Williams later appeared on the doorsteps of attorney Garryl Deas’s office around 9:00 AM who Williams sought to hire because he said police were quote “attempting to violate his rights.” Williams went on talking to the attorney until around 9:30 about his entertainment career and rumors that he had perished in a plane crash. At that time, the attorney had to leave for a court appearance, which Williams asked at that point, could he wait in the office til the attorney returned, which Deas said he could.

Deas later returned around 10:30 a.m. to find Williams still waiting, but now Williams’ behavior had changed. “His demeanor was a little troubled,” Deas said stating the actor seemed “disoriented.” This was the time when family or close friends showed up seeking to have the comedian committed, Deas said.

Continuining his eratic behavior, Deas says Williams began “speaking gibberish,” saying “that he doesn’t trust anyone anymore” and everyone has turned against him.

Williams was later transported to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

This is not the only troubles for Williams this month as the comedian spent most of last Thursday (Nov. 7) in jail on weapons charges, according to the New York Daily News. Williams reportedly, posted bail in just enough time to make it to his sold-out performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Williams was arrested after police found his Mercedes bus and red Cadillac Escalade parked on Broadway which the SUV had a missing license plate and three guns were in plain sight inside the vehicles. Officers handcuffed Williams on his way out of a nearby building after the comedian confirmed the vehicles were his. Though Williams made it to Carnegie Hall, the comedian did not show up for an appearance on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” that day which O’Brien said that Williams was the first guest in 15 years not to appear for a scheduled show.

Meanwhile, Williams has reportedly said his December 31st show will be his last stand-up show.

Calls to the comedian’s publicist were, reportedly, not returned for comment.

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  1. Dear Katt:
    I hear that you are better. YES! I am a psychiatric crisis clinician and I see people from all walks of life who have reached the “max” due not getting enough rest and not taking time for themselves. We love you and your work, but we want you to take care of “THE STAR PLAYER”, that would be you! Take your own advice. We can wait while you rest. We are all only human and have the same human needs…one of them is laughter. You take care of that for us so we will support you while you take your time our for your “STAR PLAYER”

  2. Katt Williams is one of the funiest commedians in the business. Everybosy needs a brake sometimes so i definately understand. Katt please take all the time off you need but please don’t stop making us laugh. Even if you just do movies, we just need you Katt. You was the one who taught us about “Hatters”. Lol You are the realeast commedian of this generation. Like Plies is the realest rapper out, you are the realeaset Commedian out. We love you Katt! God bless you and your family.

  3. katt maine fa real is one of da funniest comedian alive. maine katt got weed problem jst like me. but anywaze katt is katt, he is jst a lil troubled rite now. itz gone be ok. Katt go do wat he do da best. n get his dem money. i knw darn skippy his last show is not his last till he make a trip to memphis.

  4. Yesterday, we reported that comedian Katt Williams had been hospitalized to undergo a pyschiatric evaluation. See story here. Williams’ publicist just released the following statement to Punchline Magazine.

    Following an arduous 300 shows and an 18-month touring schedule that left him incredibly fatigued, Katt felt compelled to be with his family in an effort to deal with his stress. While doing so, he is under a doctor’s care.

    As this is a private and personal matter, we hope the media will respect his family’s request for privacy.

    Yvette Shearer
    Shearer Public Relations

    And I’m encouraging anyone who has contact information to please send supports letters right now. This is what we can do as a people for someone who’s made us laugh when we needed it. Blog me if you need more info.

  5. i would first like to say that he doesnt have a mental problem.i have been doing comedy with him since the name katt in the hat was his stage name. everyone at some point of time feels like the world has fallen on them. i mean people were sending texts saying he died in a plane crash. then people who you think are your friends are only there because of who you are and what you do. katt if you read this you should know who i am and you are a great person and comedian you taught me alot in the industry and i thank you and appreciate you. just remember what we said when we were riding to l.a in the red vette. stay easy and blessed

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