R. Kelly’s health is currently failing him gradually.
The embattled singer says his health has been compromised while he sits behind bars in a Chicago jail where he awaits his various trials.
Kelly’s lawyer has filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, which outline the 52-year-old’s various medical issues, including numbness in one of his hands, anxiety, and an untreated hernia.
Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, claims the singer is not receiving adequate medical treatment in the facility and describes the conditions of his confinement as “stifling.” Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, the two women who lived with Kelly at Trump Tower in Chicago, are not allowed to visit him at the same time. According to Greenberg, Clary currently has visitation and Savage must wait before she can see Kelly.
“Although he lives and has lived with two lady friends, only one of them is allowed to be on his visiting list, and after 90 days he’s required to switch,” says Greenberg.
Kelly is currently being held without bail. His legal team promises the judge that he is not a flight risk. His passport does not contain a single stamp showing travel, because he rarely goes outside the U.S. Greenberg also says Kelly will not tamper with or intimidate witnesses if he is released.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Kelly was released from solitary confinement and is back in general population. A Chicago judge has set a trial date for April 27, 2020 in the singer’s federal case where he is accused of child pornography and obstruction of justice.