Kanye West had an ambulance come to his ranch so that paramedics could check him for an anxiety attack. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians is trying to use his connections to avoid showing up in public, in light of the past month’s bizarre antics. It reads like a Bojack Horseman arc, only with fewer animated antics in light of the show ending this year.
West is currently running for office and trying to find loopholes by which to appear on every state’s ballots and to beat Joe Biden. He has also spent the time disparaging his wife Kim Kardashian West and only apologized for talking about potentially aborting their first child and alleging that she is like Rose in Get Out, which for those who have seen the movie is quite an insult. Kim is still contemplating divorce, as sources allege, which imply that the public apology may not be enough. In the meantime, she is asking for everyone to be patient with her husband until this passes.
TMZ has outlined the events, which come off bizarre even by Kardashian standards. West went to a hospital near his ranch to get treatment for anxiety but left on realizing that other people recognized him. A source says he was only there for 10 minutes. (Apparently, it never occurred to him that his presidential campaign may affect people outside his family.) Then he asked paramedics to come and check his vitals, which they did. After the ambulance left, he invited the paparazzi inside so that he could “control the narrative” about the past month.
West may or may not be suffering from a mental illness, and that could explain his behavior, as well as the pain that it’s causing his family. Many people running for office can suffer stress, especially when they miss their deadlines and expose their family to a skeptical public. While sources indicate that he is going through a manic episode, West has not confirmed or denied it. He has admitted he has bipolar disorder back in 2018.
Anxiety attacks do feel like heart attacks and can be fairly debilitating. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has resources to help yourself or comfort someone through an anxiety attack. While it may feel like your life is crumbling away, anxiety is not a monster.