Kanye West returns to stage after almost a year

Los Angeles: Rapper-singer Kanye West made a comeback to stage for the first time after almost a year.

The 40-year-old musician stopped by Kid Cudi’s concert in Chicago to treat the crowd to a performance of “Father Stretch My Hands Pt 1,” from his most recent album, ‘The Life of Pablo’.

Chance the Rapper, a close friend of West, was among the first to share the news of his surprise appearance.

“Kid Cudi just brought out Kanye in Chicago,” the MC tweeted.

Last November, West cancelled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour following a few shows wrapped in controversy. He came under fire after a San Jose performance that included an endorsement of then-President-elect Donald Trump.

Just a few days later, he criticised longtime friend and collaborator Jay-Z, as well as Beyonce and Hillary Clinton, during his show in Sacramento. Soon after, West was hospitalised due to exhaustion.