Kanye West thought he'd get killed while being hospitalised after suffering a mental breakdown.
In the newly released interview with Charlamagne tha God, West opened up about his 8-day hospitalisation in 2016. He said Kim was out of town when it happened so he was only accompanied by friends in the beginning. Speaking of that time, Kanye said he begged his friends not to leave his side.
“The moment when you’re in a hospital bed and you’re next to your friend and you tell them, ‘Don’t let this person leave my side,’ and they put you inside of an elevator and take all your friends away from you? That was the scariest moment of my life,”
“I thought I was going to get killed.”
Kanye mentioned he thought doctors would drug and kill him while he was alone.
West explained that the breakdown was a result of exhaustion from touring, as well as stress and “manipulation — being a pawn in a chess [game] of life,” and that he believed his competitive nature in his career, as well as the turmoil surrounding wife Kim Kardashian‘s harrowing robbery just one month earlier, took its toll on him psychologically.
“I think I’m in a stronger place than I ever was after the breakdown, or as I like to call it ‘the breakthrough,'” he said. “I’m happy [the breakdown] happened. I’m happy to have gone to the other side and back.”