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Kanye West Sues His Tour Insurer For $10 Million After Mental Breakdown Forced Him To Cancel Shows Last Year

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Kanye West is suing insurance company Lloyd's of London, claiming they are refusing to pay him after he was forced to cancel shows in November last year.

The 40-year-old is asking for $10 million in damages, claiming the company has yet to pay him out for his cancelled shows.

Furthermore, he claims they have shown no signs they intend to pay him, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

The Gold Digger rapper first filed a loss claim with the company just days after famously suffering a mental breakdown in November, which saw him cancelling a number of his shows.

Kanye checked into a psychiatric hospital as a result of the breakdown, but more than eight months later, he's claiming both he and his company, Very Good Touring, Inc., still haven't been paid.

Almost immediately after being hospitalized, Kanye's physician provided the insurance company with sworn testimony he was unfit to take to the stage.

According to the complaint, the insurance company then sought to amend the terms of their coverage in an effort to avoid paying him out.

'Immediately turning to legal counsel made it clear that Defendants’ goal was to hunt for any ostensible excuse, no matter how fanciful, to deny coverage or to maneuver themselves into a position of trying to negotiate a discount on the loss payment,' the suit states.

Following his breakdown, Kanye also submitted to an independent medical examination (IME) with a doctor selected by the insurance company, who also deemed him unfit to perform.

He also presented for an examination under oath (EUO), along with at least 11 members of his team.

The lawsuit also accuses the insurance company of leaking damaging information about the star to media outlets, all in a bid to avoid paying out his insurance.

Among the information he claims is being leaked includes his alleged drug use, which Kanye and his team have branded 'irrelevant facts'.

Kanye's lawyers have come out swinging, saying this should serve as a warning to any other musician considering hiring Lloyd's of London.


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