Kim Kardashian has reportedly banned the KUWTK production team from documenting any drama surrounding Kanye West’s bipolar episode.
According to TMZ, the reality star doesn’t want her husband’s issues to be used as a storyline – as she wants to protect his “right to privacy”.
The famous family only recently started shooting the next season of their popular E! series, but they’re focusing on other storylines right now.
Sources have also said that the production team were told not to profile any of Kim and Kanye’s kids during this time.
While Kanye’s bipolar episode won’t feature as a storyline in upcoming episodes, insiders have said the subject may be brought up as a talking point – but Kim’s real-life reactions won’t be aired.
The news comes after Kanye sparked concern when he broke down at a presidential campaign rally on Monday, and shared some bizarre statements on Twitter.
After the rapper’s tweets hit headlines, Kim released a statement addressing her husband’s well-being.
The mother-of-four acknowledged that her husband is in the middle of a serious bipolar episode, and asked the public to show them “compassion” during such a difficult time.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how complicated and painful it is to understand,” she wrote.
“I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”
“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behaviour know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor,” she continued.
“People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgemental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
“I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions.”
“He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressure being being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder.”
“Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.”
“Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his dreams have come true,” Kim wrote.
“We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with in times when they need it the most.”
“I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this.”
“Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye’s well being and for your understanding,” she added, before signing off, “With love and gratitude, Kim Kardashian West.”