Kanye West's Tour Insurer Fires Back at Lawsuit with Claims of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Kanye West's Tour Insurer Fires Back at Lawsuit with Claims of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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Earlier this month, Kanye West filed a $10 million USD lawsuit against Lloyd's of London over his tumultuous 2016 "Saint Pablo Tour," alleging that the company failed to pay up following the trek's cancellation and West's subsequent hospitalization.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the insurer is fighting West's lawsuit on grounds of exclusion clauses in the rapper's touring contract that make mention of preexisting psychological conditions, alcohol, illegal drug use and recreational use of prescription drugs.

"Underwriters' investigation indicates substantial irregularities in Mr. West's medical history," the court papers state.

The insurer says it's avoiding specific information "in order to protect the privacy of Mr. West from public disclosure of details of his private life," though the implications of the exclusions named seem all too clear.

Lawyers for the insurers for the West case include those who fought the Foo Fighters' show cancellations due to frontman Dave Grohl breaking his leg and a terrorist attack in Paris. That suited ended in an undisclosed settlement.

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