News: Charles Hamilton Discharged From Mental Hosptial

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 4:54PM

Written by Biz Jones

Embattled rapper Charles Hamilton has reportedly checked out of NewYork Presbyterian Mental Hospital after becoming a patient last month.

According to reports, the troubled rapper was discharged earlier this month.

Looks like Charles Hamilton is swapping hospital garb for his trademark pink prints. VIBE has learned from a source at Long Beach Medical Center that the Pink Panther was discharged from the hospital's psych unit last week after staying for just over a week. (VIBE)

In late July, Hamilton explained his decision to seek medical help.

"Basically my stay here [NY Presbyterian Mental Hospital] is like identical to my stay in the industry. As far as being the new guy in here having to deal with politics & people trying to control you. The critics would have to be the doctors and the rounds [medicine guys]. So you can say this is like an experiment to see if the industry is really like an asylum or if I was the one bugging. Some say the Industry is like High School but it's just like a [mental hospital]." (Bossip)

According to Presbyterian, the faculty and hospital is among the top in the country.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the most comprehensive university hospitals in the world, with leading specialists in every field of medicine. We are composed of two renowned medical centers, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and affiliated with two Ivy League medical institutions, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College. (NewYork Presbyterian)

Recently, the rapper spoke on finding new life and interest in music.

"While all this is going on, I'm on a very serious spiritual journey," Hamilton revealed in an interview. "Everything that is to come, is TBA (to be announced) because, like, what it all boils down to is, if I'm not satisfied with who I look at in the mirror, both as an artist and as a public figure, you're just not gonna see me. So interviews and everything, I love them, this is great, the spotlight is great...this time out, I'm letting everybody know, because I take music and art so serious, there's a chance I'll be scarce just to get music and I feel like I needed to say that now. The projects aren't TBA, it's just how long I'm gonna be in the limelight and this isn't to sound like I'm threatening to leave or trying to stay or anything like that, there's a bigger picture and a lot of artists hit this crossroads -- I'm so dedicated to my art that we'll talk about any project it's just that I need to make sure I'm right, within, first and that goes out to any and every aspiring artist or whatever it is that you do. Make sure you are right, within, before yougo out and say that music or your art form -- this experience is a lot bigger for me than selling some records and performing in front of a crowd." (YRB Magazine)

Check out a recent Charles Hamilton interview down below:

YRB TV: Charles Hamilton (Part 1) from YRB Magazine on Vimeo.

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