Kim Kardashian has provided some detail about Kanye West’s experience with Covid-19, which she said he contracted in the spring, “during the time that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced that they had COVID.” Hanks and Wilson went public with their coronavirus diagnoses on March 11.
“Kanye had it way at the beginning, when nobody really knew what was going on,” the reality TV personality told Grazia, adding that she was forced to take care of him on her own.
“It was so scary and unknown. I had my four babies and no-one else in the house to help. I had to go and change his sheets and help him get out of bed when he wasn’t feeling good. It was a challenge because it was so unknown. Changing his sheets with gloves and a face shield was really a scary time.”
West first spoke about having had the virus in an interview with Forbes in July. Asked what it was like, he replied:
“Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!”
In the same interview, West spoke about his decision to run for president, stating that “God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time.”
He has spent close to $7 million on his campaign, which Democrats fear could siphon crucial votes away from their nominee Joe Biden. When asked about this in the Forbes interview, he dismissed the notion and criticised Biden for his comments about black voters.
“A lot of times just like political parties they feel all blacks have to be Democrat,” West said. “This man, Joe Biden, said if you don’t vote for me, then you are not black. Well, act like we didn’t hear that? We act like we didn’t hear that man say that? That man said that. It’s a rap.”