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Kanye West's Medical History Called Into Question After Announcing Presidential Run

By Ryan Naumann

Kanye West’s history of medical issues is now being discussed after the musician decided to throw his name in the running for this year's Presidential election.

Back in 2019, Kanye opened up about his Bipolar diagnosis saying he had been dealing with it for a year. He told David Letterman, “When you’re in this state, you’re hyper-paranoid about everything. Everyone — this is my experience, other people have different experiences — everyone now is an actor. Everything’s a conspiracy. You feel the government is putting chips in your head. You feel you’re being recorded. You feel all these things.”

He added, “You have this moment [where] you feel everyone wants to kill you. You pretty much don’t trust anyone.” Kanye described being handcuffed during treatment and separated from his loved ones.

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Many people on Twitter have been asking if Kanye’s Bipolar diagnosis, along with his history of refusing to take his medicine, would make him fit to be President.

One person wrote, “Isn't Kanye West bipolar Announcing you're running for president four months before Election Day with literally no political experience or aptitude or apparent reason sounds like a classic manic episode to me... But people laughing like it's a joke.”

Another said, "[Kanye] West was hospitalized and later revealed he lives with bipolar disorder." Not a change in hell this guy could handle the stress of the presidency. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. No F'N way!”


One fan believed, “He is doing this, because he is seriously mentally ill. He is bipolar and it seem he's living a maniac episode right now.”

“Kanye West isn’t funny, he’s really sick. that’s a man with bipolar disorder who said he doesn’t take medication. that’s not entertaining. it’s really sad,” said another on Twitter.

One person with medical issues wrote, “I have'major depressive disorder with anxiety. Some psychiatrists have explored if I'm rapid cycle bipolar. I thrive with medication, therapy and family. My mental health makes me very well suited to be an artist. I'd be a fucking disaster as President. #KanyeWest”

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