Kim Kardashian on caring for Kanye West after his Covid-19 diagnosis: 'It was so scary'

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  • Kim Kardashian says she was all alone as she cared for Kanye after he contracted Covid-19.
  • "Changing his sheets with gloves and a face shield was really a scary time," she tells Grazia in a new interview.
  • Kim says she feels the planet "needed a break". "Maybe we all needed a break."


Kim Kardashian is opening up about caring for Kanye West after he contracted Covid-19.

The rapper revealed his diagnosis back in July and said it was around the same time Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had gotten the virus.

Now, in an interview with Grazia, the reality star said it was tough on the family because at the time "nobody really knew what was going on".

"It was so scary and unknown. I had my four babies and no-one else in the house to help," Kim said, adding: "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."

Kim said though: "I'm the type of person that respects the process, that respects what's going on in the world."

She adds: "Maybe our planet needed a break. Maybe we all needed a break. Maybe this was the reset? I try to look at it that way."

It's been a whirlwind few months for the Wests. After his recovery, Kanye refocussed his attention on running for president of the United States. An emotional rally followed, as well as a few erratic tweets, sparking concern for his mental health and rumours that Kim was thinking of ending things with the rapper. They have since reconciled.

Kim, along with the rest of the Kardashian-Jenners, also recently announced their long-running reality show would come to an end in 2021.

On the "emotional" decision, Kim tells Grazia: "Sometimes we just need a break. It's really simple. We just need a minute to regroup. You know, we haven't had a break for 14 years. We've gone in filming a season, then a spin-off and I think there's no other way to say it other than, we just live such big lives. And we have kids now. And they need us."     

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