Shortly after news broke that Kanye West had been hospitalised yesterday, long-term friend John Legend was quizzed about the rapper's state of mind and wellbeing in recent weeks.
While reluctant to speak out of turn, the All of Me singer did acknowledge that Kanye had endured considerable stress since his wife Kim was the victim of an armed robbery in Paris.
"I think he's been through a lot lately with what happened to Kim," John told ET host Nischelle Turner. "I think he needs to rest."
"I think his fans will be patient and let him rest. He'll come back stronger, hopefully," he added.
Having cancelled his tour prior to being admitted to a hospital in LA, Kanye's mental health was discussed at length today, but it was not a topic which John wanted to engage with.
"I'm not gonna speak out of term and speak for him," the singer stressed. "All I can see is what he said to the public — and that is he's tired and needs some rest."
As it happens, John was with Kim shortly before Kanye was admitted to hospital and admitted that the turn of events was a cause for concern.
“We were with Kim actually, you know, right before all of that,” he said on CBS' This Morning earlier today.
“I was concerned by what I saw, so hopefully he’s getting some rest and some time to figure things out”.
Kanye is currently under observation after police responded to a medical welfare phone call yesterday afternoon.