Kanye West was spotted out and about in New York City on Monday, making only his second public appearance since his hospitalisation last month.

Sporting his new blonde haircut, which he debuted last week, Kanye reportedly visited a recording studio, amid rumours that he’s been working on new music whilst he continues his recovery.

According to E! News, Kanye arrived in the Big Apple on Monday morning after flying in with Kris Jenner's boyfriend Corey Gamble. The rapper was pictured leaving the Waldorf Astoria hotel, wearing matching grey sweatpants and a hoodie.

An eyewitness told the news site that in the afternoon he travelled to an apartment building in the Financial District where he stayed for about an hour. Later he was also spotted visiting a recording studio.

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Last week it was claimed Kanye could be back to live performing as early as next month, to finish his cancelled Saint Pablo tour. However multiple sources have told E! News that it's simply not true.

"Kanye wants to finish the tour. He loves his show," a source stated. "He wants everyone in the world to see it.” The source added that Kanye resuming the Saint Pablo Tour in January is "doubtful" due to scheduling and reissuing issues.

Kanye’s first public appearance since his November 21 hospitalisation came on December 8 when he visited the ‘Rick Owens: Furniture’ exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

According to reports the rapper is currently living separately from wife Kim Kardashian while he receives outpatient care. But despite their separate living situation, the couple are said to be still spending time together.

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“Kim and Kanye have been spending time together behind closed doors and no less than usual,” a source told People magazine.

“They both do their own thing a lot of the time but they’re constantly checking in with each other about things — and especially about the kids.”