Yesterday it was reported that Kanye West had been hospitalised after he allegedly suffered a “psychotic breakdown”.
Now, as more details of Kanye’s sad hospitalisation emerge, it has been said that his wife, Kim Kardashian, has been left “terrified”.
The star had planned to make her first public appearance since she was the victim of a horrific armed robbery on Monday night at Denise Rich’s Angel Ball, in honour of her late father, Robert Kardashian.
However, she instead opted to remain in New York City so that she can be by her husband’s side.
A source said: “Kim was terrified. She was so scared when she heard the news and rushed to his side.
“There was no question about her staying in New York City. She had to be with him last night.
“Kim was so excited to go to the Angel Ball. She got herself ready for last night to be her first public appearance. It’s a cause that is so important to her and she wanted to be there for her family.”
Another insider added to Entertainment Tonight that Kanye hasn’t been well for a while, explaining: “It was a combination of a lot of issues: stress, anxiety, paranoia. He just broke.
“There have been signs recently of him just overwhelmed. He has a lot going on: multiple fashion lines, the tour, his business, being a father. And then the Paris incident also threw him for a big loop.
“His mother passed away this time of year. So, there is a lot going on right now. Kanye hasn’t been himself for a while. Before Paris, there were a lot of things Kanye committed to work wise that he couldn’t cancel.
“All he wanted to do was stay home with Kim and the kids and he couldn’t. He realised he couldn’t do it all and just broke.”
The claims come as more details of Kanye’s section have come to light, with it being reported that the rapper was detained on a 5150 hold, which authorises a qualified officer to involuntarily confine a person suspected to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves or a threat to others.
The star apparently began behaving “erratically” at his personal trainer’s home on Monday afternoon, with Kaye Switzer – who lives close to where Kanye was training – telling the Daily Mail: “I was walking my dogs and as I walked up the street I saw SUVs, security guards and people everywhere – all looking so serious.
“I saw fire trucks parked across the top of the street and I saw Harley standing outside looking so serious. There was a car out the front which said it belonged to a home call private doctor. Everyone standing around for about an hour and then the police arrived.
“One of the fire trucks backed right up Harley’s drive – you could see him [Kanye] coming out [of the home] on a gurney [a wheeled medical stretcher].”
Kanye’s private doctor is said to have told emergency services that Kanye was suffering a “psychiatric emergency”, but gave the responders a fake name – saying that he was a man called “Jim Jones” who “suffers from temporary psychosis”.
Kanye had to be handcuffed to the stretcher once emergency services arrived and was taking to UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles for psychiatric evaluation.
We sincerely hope that Kanye, who is father to three-year-old North and 11-month-old Saint, is able to get the help that he needs.