Kim Kardashian Addresses Kanye West’s Bipolar Disorder
Feeling powerless. Kim Kardashian addressed husband Kanye West‘s mental illness and recent rants via Instagram Stories on Wednesday, July 22, revealing that the process is “incredibly complicated and painful” for all involved.
“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,” she began in a lengthy statement. “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 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.”
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend Harper’s Bazaar Celebrates ICONS party during New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2016. Gregory Pace/Shutterstock
The KKW Beauty founder, 39, went on to explain that she understands West, 43, is a public figure but added he is going through a lot.
“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.”
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The pair, who married in 2014, share four children, North, 7, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 14 months.
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