Mick Jagger has said he is 'deeply upset' that details of L'Wren Scott's death were made public as insurance claim is settled
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has said he is "deeply upset" that confidential medical information was made public during a court battle over a contested insurance claim.
The iconic band recently settled a dispute with insurers over a £7.9million ($12.7m) claim for concerts that were postponed following the death of Mick's longterm partner L'Wren Scott. But the Stones expressed concern about private details being revealed.
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Mick Jagger has said he is 'deeply upset' by the court disclosure
Court documents filed in the US suggested that Mick was suffering from "acute traumatic stress disorder" after fashion designer L'Wren took her own life in March, and was advised by doctors not to perform for at least 30 days.
"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," a spokesperson for Mick, 71, said.
"This was done without the knowledge of the band or reference to their legal representatives.
The Rolling Stones are currently back on tour in Australia
"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. No further comment will be made about this matter."
The band had taken out a reported £15million insurance policy that would pay out in the event that shows had to be cancelled because of the death of family members or others, including L'Wren. Underwriters had contested the claim, however, arguing she may have been suffering from a pre-existing mental illness that could have invalidated the policy.
The Rolling Stones began their new tour of Australia and New Zealand last month, performing in Sydney on Wednesday.