What was slated to be the physician, Dr. Jan Adams, telling his side of the story to Larry King on the CNN program, turned into Adams taking off his microphone live on the air and declining to comment. The surprising move was, according to Adams, in response to a last minute plea by the West family not to speak out about the procedure. Adams said that he was respecting the family’s wishes by not speaking out on the matter.
“I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for the West family and they have asked me not to go on,” he said. “And I’ve said from the very beginning, I don’t have a side in this. They are my side and so I’m going to respect their wishes.”
When King asked if the cosmetic surgeon would field questions at a later date concerning the matter, he responded by saying, “When they’re comfortable, then I’ll be comfortable. If they’re never comfortable, then I’ll never be comfortable. They are what’s important to me. I said that from the start and that’s what I’ll continue to honor.”
The show aired on the same day that the funeral for West was held in Spencer, Oklahoma. The funeral was attended by an emotional Kanye as well as a host of mourners including Jay-Z, Beyonce and John Legend. Both Common and Anita Baker performed at West’s funeral as well, according to Entertainment Tonight.