Kanye West opens up about his struggle with mental health; Admits to having ‘suicidal thoughts’ in new documentary

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Rapper Kanye West has opened up about his mental health struggles, admitting he’s felt “suicidal” in the past.

The 44-year-old rap star opened up about his mental health struggles in his new Netflix documentary, ‘Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’, revealing he spoke to Kid Cudi about his mental health and addiction struggles during from a recording session in 2018, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Kanye shared, “Even me, when I already had the house and the wife and the kids and the plaques…(I) would still have times where I felt suicidal, I would still have times where I was addicted to Percocets and you don’t even realize it, you know what I’m saying?”

Kanye revealed in 2018 that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, while he was also hospitalized for exhaustion and sleep deprivation in 2016.

Clarence ‘Coodie’ Simmons – the director of the new three-part documentary – said it was “difficult” to see Kanye go through his struggles so publicly.

Coodie said: “It was hard watching Kanye on TV knowing he had mental health issues.

“They called him crazy, but I felt like he was crying out for help. In the past, Kanye might have bullied people, but for the first time, I felt like ‘he had really lost people.”

Meanwhile, Kanye recently apologized for “harassing” Kim on social media.

The ‘Stronger’ hitmaker deleted all his recent posts about his ex-wife and said he was ‘learning in real time’.

Alongside a photo of himself on stage, Kanye wrote, “I learned that using all caps makes people feel like I’m yelling at them.

“I am working on my communication. I can benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers and community leaders. Thank you all for supporting me.”

Also Read: Kanye West Takes ‘Responsibility’ for ‘Bullying’ Ex-Wife Kim Kardashian: I’m Still Learning in Real Time

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