R Kelly can’t seem to catch a break lately. He seems to be having a really tough time sticking out his jail time awaiting his next trial at the Metropolitan Correctional facility in Chicago.
He was rushed to North Shore hospital yesterday to undergo an emergency surgery on his hernia, forcing him to miss yet another court date.
He was immediately transported right back to jail following the procedure.
“He was limping when I visited him at the MCC [Metropolitan Correctional Facility] and he showed me the result of his surgery- three major stomach incision – and I don’t think he’d had much time to recover,” his attorney Shady Yassin told the Chicago Sun Times.
Kelly’s attorney filed documents back in September detailing the health issues he was experiencing, including numbness in his hands, anxiety and the hernia. “He is now taking pain medication following surgery and jail physicians are looking into his complaints of numbness, which they told him could be nerve damage,” his other lawyer Steve Greenberg told the Times. Yassin added that Kelly can’t partake in his favorite activities since his surgery but has been remaining active since being behind bars.
“He is still in recovery, so he can’t play basketball…but he had been taking meditation classes, attending church on Sunday and participating in church activities. He is NOT just sulking in his cell. He is trying to be positive. All this negative publicity has taken its toll on him. And he talks frequently about wanting to have a relationship with his children.”
Kelly’s trial is soon coming regarding aggravated sexual abuse charges where he is accused of trying to force his former hair dresser (Lanita Carter, AKA “LC”) to perform oral sex on him back in 2003. He’s also made a song about the alleged harrassment, entitled ‘Hair Braider’.