'I'm Concerned About Him' • John Legend Speaks About Kanye's Mental Health Issues


Kanye West's close friend and fellow musician John Legend has voiced his concerns for the Fade rapper the morning after he was hospitalized for a psychotic break.

In an interview with CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Legend revealed that he was with West's wife Kim Kardashian right before he was taken to UCLA Medical Center late Monday.

'We were with Kim actually, you know, right before all of that. I was concerned by what I saw, so hopefully he's getting some rest and some time to figure things out,' Legend said.


Kim was in New York on Monday when her husband was hospitalized for his own safety after suffering a psychotic breakdown. She immediately fly back to L.A., deciding to skip the Angel Ball she planned to attend with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney.

Legend has been friends with West for about as long as he has been in the music business. The two met in 2001, when Legend was introduced to West and hired to sing the hooks on some of West's tracks. He later was signed to West's label.

Their wives are also incredibly close. When Kardashian said she was looking into surrogacy for a possible third pregnancy, because of a health condition, Teigen immediately volunteered to carry her friend's baby.