The plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West'S mother the day before she died sensationally walked off U.S. talkshow Larry King LIVE - out of "respect" for the rapper's family. Dr. Jan Adams initially agreed to speak with the popular chatshow host to clear up what he deemed inaccurate reports about him in the press. But on arriving at the studio on Tuesday (20Nov07) and waiting for the cameras to roll, he declared West's family had asked him not to appear on the show. He told King, "I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for the West family and they have asked me not to go on. 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." As Adams got up from his chair to shake King's hand, the confounded TV host asked whether the surgeon would ever answer questions surrounding Donda West's death. "When they're comfortable, then I'll be comfortable. If they're never comfortable, then I'll never be comfortable," said Adams, referring to West's family. The surgeon's brief television appearance came in the wake of a funeral service for Donda West in her native Oklahoma City several hours earlier. It left viewers baffled as to why he ever appeared in the first place, if he could not talk. West, 58, died at a Los Angeles-area hospital on 10 November (07), a day after she underwent breast reduction, tummy tuck and liposuction procedures. She may have died of a heart attack, pulmonary embolism or accidental overdose of painkillers prescribed after the procedures, Adams told the Los Angeles Times for a story posted online on Monday (19Nov07).