Kanye West’s Brother Reveals What Really Caused ‘Mental Breakdown’


Kanye West’s brother has opened up about what caused the rapper’s ‘mental breakdown’ that hospitalised him.

Hal Carmichael – whose mother Cheryl was married to Kanye’s father Ray – says West has been left so traumatised by Kim Kardashian’s robbery that he fears his own life is in danger.

He is the first family member to break the silence over the 39-year-old’s hospitalisation.

Speaking to The Sun, Hal says:

No one thought Paris would happen in a million years and now he’s seen it happen to Kim, it’s traumatising.

Ye is tired, he’s hurt, he feels betrayed and he’s probably feeling depressed.

It’s like who can he trust? You can’t trust anyone, even the people you’ve been paying to protect you. They haven’t been doing their jobs correctly.

I think Kanye got to a point when he was fearing for his life and for his family’s safety because of what went down in Paris – I think it took a toll on him.

He ends up walking about worrying and thinking, who’s going to do what to me?


Hal added the family was shocked when they found out Kanye was rushed to hospital on November 21, when emergency services were called after the rapper suffered ‘temporary psychosis’ as a result of exhaustion.

He said: “Since he started out in the business he has never taken a break, or stopped working. He’s lost it right now because he’s only human.”

Just seven weeks before Kanye was admitted to hospital, Kim Kardashian was gagged and tied up in a bath by armed gunmen who raided the couple’s apartment in Paris on October 2.

Kanye West took a break from his Saint Pablo world tour to be with Kim but returned to the stage five days later. As the weeks went on though, his behaviour got more erratic – ranting on stage and walking off after 30 minutes of his Sacramento concert.

It’s not clear when Kanye will be discharged from hospital, but TMZ are now reporting he has suffered a ‘full nervous breakdown’.

Our thoughts go out to Kanye.