For everyone hoping Kanye West would be able to bounce back after his recent breakdown, those prayers have been answered, somewhat. Kanye has been released from UCLA Medical Center and is now under the care of his personal physician and his wife, Kim Kardashian. All’s well, right? Well, not so fast. He may be out of the hospital but he’s not necessarily out of the woods.
According to TMZ, the nervous breakdown he suffered — triggered by the anniversary of his mother’s death — is still an issue, and he needs “ongoing psychological and medical treatment.”
TMZ confirmed that Kanye is at home with Kim and the kids, and she and Dr. Michael Farzam are watching him closely. But, a the same time, there are reports that claim Kimye’s marriage has been in trouble over the last few months and the couple were actually on a break when his breakdown happened. Oh, boy.
Ever since the Paris robbery, Kim hasn’t exactly been doing great. Understandable. But instead of being there to support her, Us Weekly reports Kanye became paranoid and “completely freaked out” about what Kim went through, and compounded with the anniversary of Donda‘s death and it all became too much for him.
“The mere thought of his wife being taken from him was too much — it was like his mother’s death,” a source told Us. “Seeing Kim close to death did a major number on him. It sent him into a tailspin.”
Understandable. But also, not so much. It was Kim who was tied up and held at gunpoint, so if anyone needed a rock, someone to lean on, someone to help her past the nightmares and hold her when she couldn’t stop reliving that trauma, it was her. “She felt like now she needed him to be stable and her rock instead of the other way around,” said another insider. “Kanye’s so used to getting Kim’s constant support and coddling, but it’s always about Kanye. She didn’t know if she could take it anymore, and this time she refused to support him.”
In sickness and in health goes both ways and he should have been there for her if he could. That being said, if it was impossible for him to do that, then that’s a whole different story. All we know for sure is, it’s a mess.
It seems, for now, Kanye is the centre of attention. Kim will suffer in silence while she nurses Kanye back to health. Sound familiar? Because this is basically what Kim’s sister Khloe did with Lamar except they were estranged. Kim has dropped everything for her husband and is, as much as she can, putting him first. Hopefully once he’s better, he does the same for her. Otherwise caregiving skills won’t be the only thing Kim and Khloe will have in common.