Doctor Warned Dr. Donda West About Risky Surgery

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

More details are coming in on the tragic death of Kanye West’s mom, Dr. Donda West.

A plastic surgeon refused to perform plastic surgery on Dr. Donda West because he thought there was a risk of a heart attack. Dr. Andre Abolian told her she needed to get clearance from an internist but Dr. West went ahead with a tummy tuck and breast reduction without the co-sign from the internist according to TMZ.

The fire department was called to Donda West’s home after a 911 call:

A hospital spokesperson tells TMZ that an unresponsive West was brought to their ER around 8:00 PM Saturday night. They attempted to resuscitate her, but were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead around 8:30 PM that night.

Our prayers and best wishes are with the West fam.

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  • atariboy

    Really sad for Ye. Only a few hip hop artist hung with Mom in public and on stage. Tupac and Biggie being other examples. It says a lot about Ye and the man he is. Condolences.

  • luvchild

    This is so sadd.

  • N-Qui-Sa-tive?

    May you find the courage to move ahead man. Love ya.

  • BlackWomenJustDontListen

    RIP Dr West

    They told her, she didn’t listen

  • elicious34

    Damn! That is sooooo sad. What’s even worse is that she was a very intelligent and educated sister who made a poor choice. I’m just glad she was alive to help her son get thru his tradgedy with his car accident and alive long enough to see him achieve greatness. RIP Dr.Donde West!!!!

  • love

    i agree with you 1trudiva

  • wdstk

    I agree, please consider deleting some of the comments. I’ll never ask you for nothing again.

  • whoseamerica

    Please stop with the ignorant statements. Poor body image is not reserved for the young and it blinds people. The Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary cases (the author of First Wives Club and the wife of the doctor shortly after) involved intelligent women with seemingly great lives. Obviously, if you feel badly enough about your body, you sometimes make less than advisable decisions. Even if you watch Dr. 90210 regularly, you’ll see people who lie about their health or prior surgeries because they desperately want the work done. Don’t be judgmental unless you’ve dealt with these issues.

  • BlackWomenJustDontListen



    If ignoring your Doctor’s advice about is Sexist/racist.

    This is the consequence of poor judgement, pretending it did not happen will not make it go away.

  • BlackWomenJustDontListen

    Correction-If commenting about ignoring your Doctor’s advice about unnecessary surgery is Sexist/racist, then that I am.

  • love

    @ bwjul i know that ppl make choices that arent good- but your name…its just not necessary right about now…please just stop for 5 seconds with that mess..

  • love

    i wasn’t referring to your comment you made about her..more about your name and the association of your name to her..@ bwjdl

  • OLA

    i feel bad 4 kanye and the entire family and i am VERY SADDENED by the untimely death of Dr. Donda West. at the same time she SHOULD HAVE LISTENED to the DOCTOR. hes not saying that for his health, he was obviously right and she should have gotten cleared before such a surgery. surgeons deal w/ this all the time with patients never fully telling them their health backgrounds because they want to have sum specific surgery.

    REGARDLESS i wish this didnt happen to her or anyone


  • DANA

    i never understood how and why people go against doctors reccomendations (as far as cosmetic surgury) it’s not like it’s every day a cosmetic surgon tells a patient “no”, so i feel like she should have had huge “red flags” going off in her head! i would have! i feel bad for kanye but his mom made a deadly dicision. poeple dont really think about the consequences sometimes. i’m sure she thought she’d be “o.k.” me personally, i get nervous at the thought of “going under” for anything, so i just cant understand a persons state of mind who will risk going under and never awakening for something cosmetic! the only time i’m gettin g cut open or put under is if it’s gonna save my life or the life of my unborn child!

  • Dr. Goddess

    RIP Dr. West.

    There is no need to be disrespectful to her or her family. It’s precisely because of the disgust I had for the industry in pressuring people to look like “Barbie”, that I wrote the poem, “Extreme Makeover”. It has become a favorite on the poetry circuit because sisters (and brothers) can relate. We have all wanted a little nip or tuck because of this constant mass-marketing that we are never “good enough”. You can see a clip of it at

    RIP Dr. West . . .

  • baby g

    Your comments are so wacked! Someone died and who’s to say we got the whole story. As far as black women dont listen…most women the opt for plastic surgeries are white.

  • Marquella


    No shortcuts.

  • wdstk

    This morning Ricky Smiley suggested that we pray for Kanye and I did. An unexpected death is hard to deal with, but I can’t imagine going though it in public.

  • Marquella

    Do you pray for the families of the deceased in your newspapers obituary?

  • 1TruDiva w/The PlatinumVocals

    @ Marquella–

    I’m not even going to dignify that comment with a reply.

  • wdstk

    No I dont pray for families of the deceased in the newspaper obits, and I’m not a big Kanye fan. But I was touched by this news (my mother says I’m tenderhearted) and I just dont understand cruel people like you.

  • 1TruDiva w/The PlatinumVocals

    This Poem was borrowed from my cyberfriend-CubaLinda.

    Thanks, girl!

    I’m Free – POEM

    Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,

    I’m following paths God made for me.

    I took his hand, I heard him call…

    Then turned and bid farewell to all.

    I could not stay another day.

    To laugh, to love, to sing, to play.

    Tasks left undone must stay that way.

    I found my peace…at close of day.

    And if my parting left a void

    Then fill it with remembered joy.

    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

    Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

    Be not burdened … deep with sorrow

    I wish you sunshine of tomorrow.

    My life’s been full … I’ve savoured much.

    Good friends, good times … and a loved one’s touch.

    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

    Lift up your heart and share with me,

    God wants me now … he has set me free

  • 1TruDiva w/The PlatinumVocals

    I said it before and I’ll say it again– No matter how a person goes–the pain is still great for their loved ones. We can go on all day everday speculating on the what ifs but–the creator had it in his plans. We do not know the minute nor the hour….

    Peple, please-show a side of humanity here!




    @ Marquella–

    Nevermind. Your name speaks volumes!

  • 1TruDiva w/The PlatinumVocals


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