Kim Kardashian is speaking out following her husband Kanye West’s recent string of erratic behavior.
In a series of Instagram Stories, Kim delivered a lengthy statement and addressed Kanye West’s struggles with bipolar disorder.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar 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. 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.”
“He Is a brilliant but complicated person, who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a Black man, who has experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder,” Kim writes.
“Those who are close with Kanye and know his heart and understand that his words sometimes do not align with his intentions.”
Kim went on to ask the public for “compassion as empathy” as they try to get through Kanye’s current episode.
You can read her full statement below.