The last few weeks of Kanye West's life have been an unfortunate climax of a year plagued by conflict.
From the difficult, months-long release of his new album, two fashion shows that garnered more attention for long delays and fainting models than the collection, the resuming of a feud with Taylor Swift, a new-born, his wife's traumatic robbery and the cancellation of his US concert tour amidst a hospitalisation.
After being checked in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles a week ago, it has been reported that the rapper, amongst bouts of "paranoia", "exhaustion" and "sleep deprivation", was "having nightmares" about wife Kim Kardashian's harrowing armed robbery during Paris Fashion Week.
According to TMZ, he is still in hospital, "struggling with extreme paranoia." Kim has reportedly not left his side.