Dr. Jan Adams, the man who operated on Kanye West’s mom, Donda West during the final surgery before her death in 2007, has been thrust back into the spotlight, thanks to, believe it or not, West himself.
After West tweeted on Apr. 28 that he was seriously thinking about using a photo of Dr. Adams on the cover of his next album because he wants to “forgive and stop hating” Adams has become a topic on social media site.
Adams not surprising wasn’t feeling Ye’s idea to use him to promote his album and let him know about it via a “cease and desist” letter. He also told Ye if he’s really seeking healing he’d need to take some accountability for happened and stop blaming him.
Meanwhile we’re curious where Hollywood surgeon is now some ten years since Donda’s death and how he became one of the cities top plastic surgeons before losing it all. Here’s 5 things we know now.
- Adams graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and got his big break in TV in 2001 appearing as expert guest on”Extra.” He also appeared on “Oprah,” “The Other Half,” CNN, “Entertainment Tonight,” E!, ABC, and NBC.
- He has been sued for medical malpractice multiple times including a suit filed by Bonita Hovey in 2007, claiming he and several other doctors performed a tummy tuck on her and botched the job. He has paid out nearly $500,000 in civil settlements stemming from suits in 2001.
- Adams has had several drunken driving arrests that led to convictions. He pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence on January 7, 2009, and was sentenced to one year in jail.
- On April 8, 2009, Adams surrendered his California medical license following his multiple convictions for alcohol-related offenses. After an appeals process, Adams’s license was reinstated under probationary restrictions on March 14, 2013. His license was revoked again on October 10, 2014 because he failed to comply with the terms of his probation.
- He is now eligible to have his licensed reinstated.