Daily US Times: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has shared a message about her husband rapper Kanye West’s mental health.
In an Instagram Stories post on Wednesday, Kardashian acknowledged that West has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and added that it’s “incredibly complicated and painful” for many to understand.
She wrote: “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 comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because off the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”
She described her husband a “brilliant but complicated” person and pointed out the struggles he has dealt with, including the loss of his mother, Donda West, in 2007.
Kim Kardashian continued that she understands Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions in different times can cause strong opinions and emotions.
”He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures 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 do not align with his intentions.”
CNN reported citing one of Mr West’s close allies that the rapper’s close friends and team are concerned and everyone’s top priority is to make sure that he’s getting the help he needs.
The source told to the network that West was evaluated by a doctor on Monday who decided that he did not need to be hospitalized but that he will undergo another evaluation on Wednesday. But the ally would not comment on the posts West made about his marriage.
Ms Kardashian’s post comes three days after Mr West held a presidential campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina. He emotionally spoke about his faith, his late mother and his family in the rally. The appearance caused social media users and some media personalities to speculate about West’s wellbeing.
The US rapper has previously been open about his mental health. Last year, he spoke to David Letterman and said that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and discussed an involuntary psychiatric hold he underwent in 2016.