Doc Hit Skids After Kanye's Mom Died

Adams' practice 'almost destroyed' by bad publicity, he tells King
By Emily Thompson,  Newser User
Posted Jan 23, 2008 2:08 PM CST
Doc Hit Skids After Kanye's Mom Died
This booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Jan Adams after his Dec. 29, 2006, arrest for alleged DUI. An arrest warrant was issued, then thrown out Friday for the plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West's mother in a case unrelated to her death last week. The...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The plastic surgeon who operated on the mother of rapper Kanye West days before her Nov. 10 death told CNN's Larry King yesterday that his Los Angeles-area practice has been "almost destroyed" by bad publicity following the tragedy. But Dr. Jan Adams, former host of the TV series Plastic Surgery: Before and After said he will continue practicing.

No stranger to the spotlight, Adams walked out of an interview with King in November, saying the West family asked him not to speak publicly about the case. A coroner's report cited heart disease and surgical complications as possible causes of death for Donda West, 58. "The autopsy said what I expected," said Adams, though he didn't go into specifics. (Read more Jan Adams stories.)

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