Kanye West has tweeted a public apology to his wife Kim Kardashian for going public with a "private matter".
On Sunday morning the rapper tweeted: "I would like to apologise to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me."
In a series of nonsensical Twitter rants over the past week, West has announced plans to divorce Kardashian West, accused her of "white supremacy" and alleged she "tried to lock him up with a doctor".
But after these emotional tweets went viral, Kardashian West issued a statement on Instagram calling for compassion and empathy for her husband.
On Wednesday, the reality TV star said she and her family were trying to get help for West, and spoke about the stigma and misunderstandings around mental health.
"Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behaviour know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor," Kardashian West said in an Instagram story.
West has publicly shared his experiences with bipolar disorder in the past, with the cover image of his new album 'Ye' featuring the line: "I hate being bi-polar. It's awesome."
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder is a form of mental illness characterised by unusual mood swings between extreme energy and activity and depression.
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