Kim Kardashian addressed husband Kanye West’s recent erratic behavior, at public appearances and on social media, calling for “compassion and empathy.”
“As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder,” a statement from the 39-year-old reality star begins. “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’m very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health,” the aspiring lawyer continued. “But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”
West, 43, first openly discussed his bipolar diagnosis on a 2019 episode of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.” The rapper had previously been open about mental health struggles in his music, notably writing “I hate being Bi-Polar it’s awesome” on the cover of his 2018 album, “Ye.”
Over the weekend, West, who announced a desire to run for president last month, left fans concerned following an emotional appearance at a rally in South Carolina. His social media activity in the days since has also sparked worry.