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Kanye West is on the mend now he's back from hospital

KANYE West is more relaxed and focused since returning home from hospital.

The 39-year-old rap star was recently admitted to hospital after suffering a mental breakdown allegedly caused by dehydration and sleep deprivation, but Kanye is said to be in a better place after returning to his Bel-Air mansion and starting work on his next album.

The 'Famous' hitmaker - who released his much-discussed 'The Life of Pablo' record earlier this year - has built a temporary studio in his mansion and is now making new music, according to the gossip website TMZ.

It has been reported, too, that Kanye is comparing his recent mental health issues, and his subsequent eight-day stay in hospital, to the near-fatal car accident he was involved in back in 2002 and the sudden death of his mother Donda in 2007.

Kanye - who has a three-year-old daughter called North and 12-month-old son called Saint with his wife Kim Kardashian West - reportedly feels that those incidents spawned some of his best-ever work, such as the hit single 'Through The Wire'.

Kanye's recent troubles have come amid reports claiming that his marriage to reality TV star Kim is on the rocks.

But Kim's close friend Jonathan Cheban has insisted the celebrity duo are "in good spirits".

Jonathan said: "I just FaceTimed with Kim and Kanye and everyone's talking about some divorce rumours and I was laughing because I didn't hear that all day and I guess everybody else apparently here did and it's so funny to me because it's so not true.

"I don't know where people come up with stories but it's literally hysterical but Jennifer Aniston has also been pregnant like 1,000 times so it's kind of a joke.

"They're in good spirits. I don't want to talk much about them because it's not my business but I do have to say that the divorcing is kind of hysterical, that I will mention, because I just spoke to both of them on FaceTime literally before I was coming here and when I heard that I literally burst out laughing."

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