Kim Kardashian will most likely have to force husband Kanye West to get medical help, according to Tina Malone – who is also living with bipolar disorder.
Mother-of-four Kim, 39, was left to pick up the pieces after Kanye tweeted some cutting remarks about the Kardashian family – from branding Kris Jenner as a “white supremacist” to going against Kim.
And although Kanye himself hasn’t discussed his bipolar disorder publicly, Kim was forced to speak out on social media following the explosive outburst against her and her mum.
According to actress Tina, 57, Kim will have to force Kanye to receive medical help from professionals – even if he refuses.
“Kanye possibly doesn’t mean some of the things he’s saying, but when that dark cloud comes over you, there is nothing anyone can really do or say – you have to be forced into medical help, because you believe you’re right.
“My heart goes out to him.”
Tina was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 28 years old, and was last year handed a suspended prison sentence after breaching an injunction put in place to protect the identity of James Bulger’s killers.
Tina has insisted that her action was a result of a bipolar episode, and recalls that as being the first time her condition made her feel suicidal.
During Kanye’s tweetstorm, the 43-year-old rapper claimed he had been trying to divorce Kim ever since she went to a hotel with rapper Meek Mill as he accused her of trying to get him “locked up” for his rants.
He also went on to insult Kim’s mum Kris by calling her Kris Jong-un, in reference to the North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un.
He then called Kris a white supremacist in a screenshot of messages he sent his mother-in-law threatening her with ‘war’.
A couple of days before his outburst, Kanye held a campaign rally in South Carolina during which he told his supporters that he and Kim had discussed aborting their first pregnancy.
His behaviour went more awry from there as he embarked on lengthy Twitter rants while holed up at his Wyoming ranch.
Since then, Kim has released a statement in which she indicated that Kanye was having a bipolar episode and asked for people’s compassion at this time.
Kim wrote: “As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder.
“Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows know incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.”
“I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.”
Kanye has since visited hospital in Wyoming to have treatment for anxiety.