News is coming out that Oprah Winfrey may've introduced Kanye West's mother to Dr. Jan Adams, the man who botched the surgery that led to the death of Donda West:
Oprah Winfrey denies she is the one who introduced Dr. Donda West to Dr. Jan Adams, the surgeon who operated on West hours before her death.Hmmm, now how interesting is that? And we're supposed to believe that Oprah and Kanye's mom never touched base again? Of course, Dr. West, who walked off the set of "Larry King" yesterday because he was afraid to have his medical license revoked, has a past so notorious that you'd have to wonder if it's his celebrity that's been keeping out of jail.
In a statement to Access Hollywood, a rep for Oprah dispelled reports that the talk show queen had introduced the two.
“Absolutely untrue. Oprah did not introduce Dr. West to Dr. Adams,” the statement read.
The rep added Oprah neither introduced, nor recommended, the two and that the last time Oprah had spoken to Dr. West was April 27, 2005, when she had Dr. West and her son on the show.
However, earlier in the day, a source told Access Hollywood that Dr. Adams was, in fact, one of two doctors Oprah recommended to West. The source claimed Oprah also recommended a doctor in Chicago.
In 2001, Adams paid out more than $500,000 in lawsuits, state medical records show. Three other malpractice cases against Adams filed in Orange County are pending. The Medical Board of California is also investigating whether Adams' license should be revoked or suspended after two alcohol-related arrests in the past four years, records show.Now I know that many on the Right are going to have time sympathizing with Kanye West, what with his infamous "George Bush doesn't care about black people" quip still in the back of their mind. But what's wrong is wrong and where there's smoke there's usually fire. Jan West has long been promoted by the media as some kind of "expert" of plastic surgery, a billion-dollar industry that exploits society's obsession with looks. Yet when you consider Dr. West criminal past, he should've been locked up, not performing surgery on people, much less Donda West, who from all accounts I've seen was a very charming, loving and gregarious woman. Yet, for many people who consider plastic surgery the "quick-fix" appeal of the operation overrides the risks involved. Indeed, even the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says that patients need to do more research before undergoing plastic surgery. Sorry to say it, but I get the feeling that this tragic case involving Donda West is far from over.