The singer wishes his pal a continued and speedy recovery
John Legend is hopeful that his good friend – who was hospitalized earlier this year due to severe exhaustion – makes a full recovery just in time for the New Year.
He also praised the rapper as a highly talented individual and firmly believes that the world needs more people like him.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: “This is a very difficult life and a difficult business. I don’t want to try to play pop psychologist, so I’m not gonna try to analyse what’s happening with him.
I just want him to do whatever he needs to do to feel better and to feel like he’s ready to go again, because music needs him. The world needs him. I think he’s such an important talent.”
And the All of Me singer – who has a young daughter with wife Chrissy Teigen – admitted that balancing life isn’t always easy.
He shared: “We need him at full strength. How do you balance everything you do – acting, producing, music, fatherhood? You start with knowing what’s most important to you. My family is most important and then second is music.
My music career is the reason I have the power to do everything else. There’s a lot of power in celebrity. I obviously use it to sell my own projects and produce TV, and, you know, I use it to get reservations at restaurants too. But you try to use it for something that’ll benefit the world too.”
His comments come after John revealed his disappointment in Kanye’s decision to meet with Donald Trump recently.
He said: “I don’t think it’s impossible to talk to [Donald Trump] about issues, but I won’t be used as a publicity stunt. I think Kanye was a publicity stunt.
I think Trump has been corrosive, his message has been corrosive to the country. I think the things he’s promised to do have been very concerning for a lot of people, and for Kanye to support that message is very disappointing. Whatever’s in his mind, I disagree with him.”