Opioid addiction hits people of all walks of life, as Prince’s death has proved. Now there’s speculation that Kanye West could be another celebrity who has tangled with the deadly painkiller as well, or he may be having another mental meltdown.
Page Six reports that Kanye may have confessed to this to a DJ on Hot 97, claiming that when he reportedly suffered from a nervous breakdown that he had a problem with opioids as well. In a rambling interview, West said, “Nobody really showed love for me when I was addicted to opioids and in the hospital.”
As Page Six continues, “It’s the first time that anyone has claimed on the record that opioid addiction drove West to his health crisis.” At the time of his meltdown, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian had been robbed in Paris, and he was also dealing with the anniversary of his mother’s death. It was reported in the news that West was “suffering from exhaustion,” which is usually a code term for addiction or a psychiatric break.
While West has never discussed opioids before this, he did have a song called F.M.L where he rapped about Lexapro, which is used to treat depression and anxiety. Another report in Mercury News states that West’s opioid comments, and recent pro-Donal Trump remarks, have his friends concerned about his mental well being, fearing he may be a having another “episode.”
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