Dr. Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon who operated on rapper Kanye Wests mother Dr. Donda West before she tragically died, walked off CNNs “Larry King Live” last night during an interview.
According to Dr. Adams, Wests family asked him to not appear on the show and threatened to have him decertified by The Medical Board of California.
“I had come here to talk about things in the press that aren’t accurate about me, Dr. Adams told Larry King during the truncated interview. “They asked me not to go on. And I’ve said from the very beginning, I don’t have a side in this I am going to apologize to you, because I think I’m taking up your airtime, but I will not be on the show and I will not discuss any of that.”
Dr. Adams then removed his earpiece and walked off the set, telling King that he would only answer questions if Wests family permitted him to do so.
“When they’re comfortable, then I’ll be comfortable. If they’re never comfortable, then I’ll never be comfortable,” Adams said.
Dr. Donda West died on November 10 in a Los Angeles hospital after a breast reduction, tummy tuck and liposuction.
Dr. Jan Adams told the Los Angeles Times that he believed he knew exactly what caused Dr. Wests death, but would not elaborate until an official cause of death is released.
“I believe I know exactly what happened to her, but I will not comment on it until I see the final report, Dr. Adams told The Los Angeles Times.
The coroner has said early indications suggest West, 58, died from surgical complications.
An official cause of death won’t be determined for weeks, pending the results of toxicology and other tests.
Adams said he prescribed West Vicodin after the surgery and that she could have died from a heart attack, pulmonary embolism or an accidental overdose from the painkillers.
Meanwhile, Dr. West was laid to rest in a private ceremony yesterday (November 20) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Over 1,000 people, including Jay-Z and Beyonce, Anita Baker, John Legend, attended the ceremony at the True Vine Ministry church, where two horse-drawn carriages carried her body to the cemetery.