Devastating news for the West family this morning with reports that Kanye West’s father, Ray West, has been diagnosed with cancer.

TMZ are reporting that Ray is currently battling prostate cancer, not stomach cancer as other’s have been claiming, and is being treated for the disease in Los Angeles.

It’s believed that Ray is currently responding well to his treatment but nonetheless Kanye has reportedly dropped everything and cancelled all immediate plans to be by his father’s side and assist him with his treatment.

This news comes as Kanye is battling medical issues of his own after recently revealing his struggle with mental health. Just last week the rapper was also taken to the emergency room by his wife, Kim Kardashian West, after a bad case of the flu.

West’s mother, Donda, passed away about 10-years-ago and Kanye attributed this devastating event in his life as part of the reason for his mental breakdown.

Donda and Ray West divorced when Kanye was a young boy but remained quite close throughout his childhood.

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