Kanye West’s ‘Mental Breakdown’ Allegedly Traces Back To His Mother’s Death

Kanye West has been hospitalized after suffering a psychotic breakdown yesterday. The rapper’s downward spiral was sparked by the dark tragedy of his mother’s death. Days prior to his hospitalization, West honored the ninth anniversary of his mother’s unexpected death.

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Kanye West cannot seem to escape his pain stemming from his mother’s heartbreaking accidental death nine years ago. Radar Online reported that Kanye West’s mental breakdown was ignited by the anniversary of his mother Donda’s death.

On November 7, 2007, Kanye West’s mother and manager Donda died suddenly in her home after undergoing plastic surgery with Beverly Hills celebrity doctor Jan Adams.

The autopsy revealed that the 58-year-old retired professor suffered from heart disease and “multiple post-operative factors.”

Jan Adams had always denied any responsibility for Kanye West’s mother’s death. However, in 2009 his medical license was revoked following a DUI charge.

Adams had his license reinstated in 2013.

It was just revealed by Radar that the plastic surgeon had his license taken away again on October 10, 2014.

The Medical Board of California documents revealed that Adams’ license was revoked for the second time because he failed to abide by provisions of his probation. This included submitting to “biological fluid” testing, enrolling in ethics class, and completing community service.

Records indicate that Jan Adams was arrested for driving under the influence four times prior to his 2008 conviction. The plastic surgeon even checked into an Oregon rehab facility’s “alcohol dependency program” just a few months prior to Kanye West’s mother’s surgery.

In January of 2007, the doctor was diagnosed with “alcohol dependency.” However, he left the program after just three days and returned to his medical practice.

Kanye West rarely talks about his mother’s unexpected and abrupt passing in the nine years since the tragedy. Although, it was pretty clear that he was devastated and deeply affected by his loss.


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On the rare occasions that he does discuss his mother Donda, the rapper blames himself for her death.

“If I had never moved to L.A. she’d be alive.

“I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears.”

Kanye West’s “psychiatric emergency” is thought to have been triggered by the anniversary of his mother’s death. West was rushed to the hospital yesterday after authorities reported to the home of the rapper’s trainer, Harvey Pasternak.

Sources said that the musician is on suicide watch and was acting “paranoid” and “delusional.”

His wife, Kim Kardashian, rushed to his side to be with him at a Los Angeles-area hospital.

On top of the pain of his mother’s death, Kanye West has also had to deal with the traumatizing aftermath of his wife’s robbery in Paris in October.

According to People, Kanye was performing at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival when he learned that Kim had been robbed at gunpoint and over $10 million worth of jewelry had been stolen.

“I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Family emergency, I have to stop the show.”

Kim Kardashian’s attack made the rapper feel “helpless.”

“This is a guy who isn’t used to feeling helpless at all. He’s usually in control. And now he realizes that he could have lost her, and there wasn’t a thing he could do about it.”

Following his wife’s attack, Kanye has rescheduled multiple concert dates on his tour. The traumatizing attack deeply affected his family.

“[West] thinks a lot about their public face, their fame, and what they can be to people, how they can reach out to their fans and influence people in a positive way. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if each of them … applied different strategies moving forward about how they roll out their public lives.”

West went on to spew angry rants on stage at his concerts. On October 23, he went off on the fact that Frank Ocean’s two 2016 albums were ineligible for consideration at the upcoming Grammy Awards. Meanwhile, the musician had specifically not submitted them for consideration.

“If his album is not nominated in no categories, I’m not coming to the Grammys. As artists we gotta come together.”

Most recently before his hospitalization, West went off on another rant during one of his performances in Sacramento. This time he was raging about his supposed friends Jay Z and Beyonce.

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