Kanye West is still in hospital receiving psychiatric care having been admitted in dramatic circumstances just over a week ago, and new reports say that his breakdown may have been triggered by the anniversary of the death of his mother, Donda.
Sources described as being ‘very close to Kanye’ told website TMZ that “the trigger for the breakdown was Donda’s passing back in November 2007.”
The website says that Kanye “never effectively grieved” his mother and “has always had a difficult time in November.”
This year, of course, there were additional pressures on Kanye, both in the form of a relentless touring schedule—West played 40 dates in 86 days—and the trauma and anxiety caused by Kim’s Paris robbery.
An unnamed source, meanwhile, told People magazine this week that West generally has “big ups and downs, but this bout seems to be much more serious. In the hospital he has been very paranoid and is under constant watch for his safety.”