California, United States — Due to a series of erratic statements over the past few days, Kim Kardashian West publicly adresses her husband Kanye West’s mental health issues.
Kanye West is one of America’s biggest music stars, and is currently attempting to run for US president. However, his first campaign rally and a number of recent tweet messages by him has sparked confusion and concern towards his mental health.
Kim wrote on instagram about her husband, “As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar 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.”
He is a “brilliant but complicated person” whose “words sometimes do not align with his intentions”, she said.
Kim has been married to Kanye since 2014. Since then, they have had four children together.
The reality star told why she had not previously spoken publicly about how his mental health and how it had affected the family on the message she gave on Wednesday.
She said: “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,” Kim continued.
“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behaviour know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.”
“People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgemental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”