The well-known media personality Kim Kardashian broke the silence about Kanye West’s bipolar disorder and a series of now-deleted statements, including divorce tweets he had tweeted the other day.
The 39-year-old Kardashian, who has four children with West made a lengthy statement through Instagram Stories. She began:
“As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or 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 of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”
As might be remembered, in addition to tweets, Kanye had revealed that he would have almost killed her daughter by terminating Kim’s pregnancy. Kardashian continued as follows:
“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 or 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.”
The ‘Keeping Up With Kardashians’ star pointed out that Kanye is a brilliant but complicated person, and there is so much pressure on him. She also revealed that Kanye had lost his mother, and this triggered his bipolar disorder. She asked people to try to understand his condition, and concluded her message as follows:
“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.”
See below to view Kardashian’s stories.