It looks like Kanye West‘s run to be the next US President is over after his wife, socialite and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West, said he needs medical help.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it come to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health,” Kim Kardashian West said on her Instagram Live feed.
“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware of far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.
“I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressure of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times (sic) do not align with his intentions.
“Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.
“We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most. I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this. Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye’s well being and for your understanding,” concluded Kim Kardashian West, who ended her statement “With Love and Gratitude”.
Kanye West said during his first presidential campaign speech in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday evening, that he “almost killed my daughter”. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West have four children.
He broke into tears talking about what he said was his father’s desire to abort him, and his wife Kim Kardashian West having their first child “even when I didn’t want to”.
Kanye West, who failed to get the 10,000 signatures needed to run in South Carolina at the November US elections, wrote in a series of since-deleted Twitter posts on Tuesday that he’s been considering divorcing his wife. In another post he called out Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner and 24 hours earlier he claimed Kim Kardashian West tried to lock him up.