The now-blonde 39-year-old attended an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles on Thursday night, and promptly sent social media into a spin.
The image of the father-of-two seated on a wooden chair was originally posted to Instagram by Italian artist Giovanni Bassan, and has been widely shared by relieved fans.
It remains unclear what caused West’s 10-day stay at UCLA Medical Centre, nor has the abrupt cancellation of his US tour. Now at home, it is reported that West is receiving daily visits from his doctor.
Despite the health crisis, filming of the family’s reality TV series Keeping Up With the Kardashians is continuing, an E! network representative told the Sydney Morning Herald. West’s health is going to be discussed more in-depth on the show, the network said.
West, the recipient of 21 Grammy awards, is notoriously private about his life, and appears infrequently on the family’s hit show.
His wife, Kim Kardashian West, has discussed the disparity between her openness and West’s seclusion. In 2013, she told Fabulous Magazine “[I have prepared] myself for respecting the privacy of my child and Kanye. We live different lives, but I love being open. That’s who I’ve always been. That will never change because that is who I am.”