Rolling Stones Blast Insurance Company for Leaking Mick Jagger’s Private Medical Information
As previously reported, the Stones had engaged in a tug of war over nearly $13 million in disputed funds stemming from the run of dates they were forced to reschedule following the death of singer Mick Jagger's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott. Although Scott was specifically covered under a provision covering the band from financial losses incurred by the death of family members, the company had balked at paying, saying Scott "might have been suffering from a pre-existing mental illness which could invalidate the policy."
Although the dispute was apparently settled before it even leaked to the press, Jagger is now upset about details of his own medical condition that insurers revealed during the court filing process -- specifically, that doctors advised him not to perform for a minimum of 30 days due to a diagnosis of acute traumatic stress disorder related to Scott's passing.
"We are deeply upset that confidential medical and other private information about members of the band and their immediate family and loved ones has entered the public domain as a result of a US court filing initiated by insurers four weeks ago," reads a statement issued by the band. "This was done without the knowledge of the band or reference to their legal representatives. This has only been discovered and reported in the press in the last week, by which time we are pleased to say the insurers and the Rolling Stones had, in fact, settled the insurance claim."
The Rolling Stones remain on the road in Australia and New Zealand, where they'll close out the latest leg of their 14 on Fire tour on Nov. 22. The band is scheduled to resume playing next year, when guitarist Keith Richards says they'll travel to South America.
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