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Kanye West sues Lloyd's of London over cancelled tour

Representatives of Kanye West claim that insurers have failed to pay nearly 10 million dollars (£7.57 million) for West's cancelled Saint Pablo Tour last year, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

The suit filed by Very Good Touring against several Lloyd's of London syndicates alleges breach of contract and seeks punitive damages and lawyer fees beyond the 9.8 million dollars (£7.42 million) in concert losses.

West cancelled several scheduled concert appearances last year, including a few dates after his wife, Kim Kardashian West, was robbed in Paris.

West cancelled the remainder of his tour after he was admitted for undisclosed reasons to UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital on November 21.

An after-hours message left for Lloyd's of London's New York office was not immediately returned.

Very Good Touring says in its court filing that it obtained insurance against "accidental bodily injury or illness" for West's entire tour, and that his being admitted to hospital qualifies.

The tour company says West submitted to an independent medical exam and that he and 11 of his associates have given statements under oath to insurance investigators, who have yet to pay or deny the claim.

Very Good Touring is seeking a jury trial in the matter.

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