Now, in a breaking news report from TMZ , it has been confirmed that West was in a hospital- at least for part of today.
Wait… what’s going on?
According to TMZ ‘s details, here’s the sequence of events today:
First, West had flown to San Francisco at some point and then returned to Wyoming.
Then, West showed up at an emergency room near his ranch he is currently residing at in Cody, Wyoming. This was at some point this afternoon.
The report notes that he entered the emergency room and stayed inside for only ten minutes.
West then ended up returning to his ranch.
Upon his return, an ambulance showed up to his ranch home.
Although the ambulance showed up- presumably to help West, who it’s been well documented has been going through a manic bipolar episode- he did not end up leaving with the ambulance. Instead, he remained on the ranch.
TMZ notes that West is currently riding his motorcycle on his ranch property. They did mention that Kardashian has been trying to get him help but has not been successful yet.
What Did Kim Say?
While Kardashian hasn’t broken her silence on the hospital incident yet, she did release the following statement on her Instagram story on Wednesday:
“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,’ she wrote.
“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 off the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.
I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. 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.
Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.”
In his Twitter rants earlier this week, West had alleged that Kardashian had tried to place him on a 5150 hold (where you are held against your will for a mental health evaluation in a facility for 72 hours).
At this point, it’s unclear if West issued his apology to Kardashian via social media prior to entering the hospital or not.
We will continue updating this story as more details come in, so make sure to stay tuned.