Dr. Jan Adams, the man who operated on Kanye West’s mother, Donda, just hours before she died, is speaking out.
The embattled surgeon tells the L.A. Times that nothing went wrong when he performed a breast reduction, tummy tuck and liposuction on 58-year-old Donda last week. He insisted she could have died from a heart attack, pulmonary embolism or accidental overdose of painkillers.
"When she left this office, there was no problem whatsoever," Adams said, adding that he considered a drug overdose a possibility since he prescribed Vicodin to Donda.
"That's one speculation on my part, yes,” he said.
The Times says that The Los Angeles County coroner's office has not mentioned drugs as playing a role in her death. An initial review said Donda died "as a result of surgery or anesthesia." The investigation is ongoing.
Adams also defended the numerous malpractice suits against him, saying, “Yes, there have been some malpractice suits. But 99% of them are what we in this business call nuisance suits."
He also downplayed his various DUI incidents and insisted he is not “alcohol dependent.”
Added Adams, "I believe I know exactly what happened to her, but I will not comment on it until I see the final report," he said.
The Times, however, reports that Adams called several hours after the interview to insist he hadn’t been talking about Donda in particular, but about a hypothetical patient facing similar problems.
Meanwhile, Kanye has opened up about his mother's tragic death, giving the audience at a concert in Brussels an emotional tribute to Donda.
"There's nothing that she loved more than to come to the show and scream louder than any fan," he said Sunday. "She was my first fan that was screaming before anyone else."
He also dedicated the Journey ballad "Don't Stop Believing" to his mom, saying, "I wanna dedicate this to my mother because of the words, the lyrics...it says what she would want me to do, and that's to not stop believing."