Dr. Rebecca Marcello, who is in charge of evaluating Kanye West’s mental state since his hospitalization, told reporters that the artist suffers from psychotic hallucinations and has become convinced he’s the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.
On Monday, Mr West was handcuffed to a stretcher and hauled off to the UCLA Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation, where he was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold as a preventative measure for his own health and safety.
According to Dr Marcello, West suffers from grandiose delusion, a pathology which is known to cause patients to believe they are someone famous, omnipotent, wealthy, or otherwise very powerful, like God, the Queen of England or the President of the United States.
“Mr West is visibly disconnected from reality,” the psychiatrist told reporters. “He keeps repeating that he is the Son of Man and that he is forgiving us for our sins. He even asked repeatedly to be allowed to walk around the hospital so he could cure the sick, the blind and the paralytics.“
Dr Marcello says that Mr West’s condition is very preoccupying could take months or even years of treatment.
Kanye West’s mental state has become a source of preoccupations for his entourage over the last fews months.
His personal doctor finally decided to get him interned earlier this week, after he suffered what people close to him have been calling “a spiritual breakdown”.
This forced hospitalization comes after several months of erratic behavior from West, which now seem to be signs the rapper was going through a very difficult time.