Kanye West believes he is “under spiritual attack” following him being hospitalised for exhaustion on Monday November 21.
The 39-year-old rapper was advised by his doctor to seek medical help for “exhaustion” which has been brought on by all the strains in his life currently.
Since his wife Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October the 'Famous' hitmaker has been in a “reflective mood” and dealing with a lot of issues internally, while November is always a hard month for him as his beloved mother Donda West died on November 10, 2007 following complications caused by breast reduction and abdominoplasty surgery.
Speaking about the hip hop star's welfare, a source told PEOPLE: “He feels like he's under spiritual attack, and has been for a while. It's not just the big things; it's smaller, quieter things, internal things. You might think that it's about Kim's robbery, and while that didn't help, that's not what's going on here. He's dealing with a lot more subtle issues.
“Sometimes, darkness creeps in, and Kanye wrestles against it. He talks about that a lot. It's exhausting, and it takes everything he's got. He's just so tired now; he's very low energy and feels like there's a grieving in his spirit. It's very hard to explain, but something has happened recently, where he's not the Ye that everyone knows ... He's in a very reflective place right now.”
Kanye - who has three-year-old daughter North and 23-month-old son Saint with his wife Kim - tries to privately deal with his grief about his mother's passing but it's always there every time the anniversary comes around.
The 'Gold Digger' hitmaker has cancelled the remaining 21 dates of his 'Saint Pablo Tour' but is determined to deal with his problems and learn from this tough experience.
The source added: “His mother died in November, so this time of year always brings him a lot of pain. He keeps that pain internalised, but sometimes will talk about how hard this time of year is for him. He works though that pain every November ... He feels like it's a trying time for his spirit, but that can be a good thing. He isn't one to run away from these things. He leans in and listens, and comes away a stronger, better man ... That's where growth comes from.”