R Kelly undergoes throat surgery

2011-07-20 21:22

Chicago - Grammy-winning R&B singer R Kelly underwent emergency throat surgery and will be unable to perform for an indefinite period, his spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The 44 year-old Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, was in severe pain and was rushed to a Chicago hospital on Tuesday where an abscess on one of his tonsils was drained, according to a statement from spokesperson Allan Mayer.

Kelly just completed the US leg of his worldwide Love Letter tour, but it was not known when he will be able to resume performing, said the statement.

In his last Tweet a week ago, Kelly wrote that he did not want to take any more medicine. "I feel like my throat is coming back. I've been in bed sweating like crazy. Thanks guys."

Kelly, whose hits include You Remind Me of Something and I Believe I Can Fly, first gained fame in the early 1990s, and he enjoyed a solid career well into the 2000s.

In more recent years, however, Kelly's music career has often been eclipsed by legal troubles.

In 2008, a Chicago jury acquitted him of child pornography charges, and recently court documents have shown him a year behind on mortgage payments for his multimillion-dollar mansion in suburban Chicago.

Comments

  • Mesiya - 2011-07-20 22:43

    @Creeky u dont know what u talking about if u dont know what u talking about just shut ur big mouth up,as for the big R get well soon,i enjoy ur music. what u talking about just shut ur big mouth up,as for the big R get well soon,i enjoy ur music.

      Creeky - 2011-07-21 08:34

      "In 2008, a Chicago jury acquitted him of child pornography charges, and recently court documents have shown him a year behind on mortgage payments for his multimillion-dollar mansion in suburban Chicago." SUCH A BLOODY HERO!!!!! Same as Michael Jackson, also a PAEDOPHILE..... no smoke without fire!!!

  • bongane.mabena - 2011-07-20 23:49

    Get well, bro

  • daaivark - 2011-07-21 07:49

    WHEN IN DOUBT, DOUBLE IT and prove your stupidity. The caption on News24, home page for this article is a classic grammatical mess. How did your editors let this bloomer through: "Grammy-winning R&B singer R Kelly has undergone underwent emergency throat surgery"? What exactly does "has undergone underwent" mean?

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 11:21

      its called a typo

  • Expression - 2011-07-21 09:21

    Creeky YOU JUST LIKE INCITING GLOOM.IS THAT YOUR NATURE? VERY BAD IF IT IS MAN...

  • daaivark - 2011-07-21 09:50

    With respect, Creeky, I'm a SOPuth African and do not use that term for anyone. Would you enjoy being referred to as a paleface?

      daaivark - 2011-07-21 10:07

      Sorry, typo: "South African".

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 11:19

      oh heavens daaivark us Afrikaners have been called worse things than than paleface.. dutchman, crunchie, boer (as in racist, must be shot).. get off your little soapbox and lighten up a little. We are all so obsessed with putting each other in little boxes all the time. Labels - what's that? Today I am an African queen. You all jump up and down about one little word yet you miss the point that this man is a paedophile, worse than the sh*t I scrape off my shoe. I don't have any love for this artist because he has money he can get away with doing disgusting things to children.

  • Expression - 2011-07-21 10:07

    Creeky, I give up.SURELY, There is very little I can do rid you of lunacy. I am now sure you feel good making such comments its in ur nature...

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 10:51

    pity they couldn't surgically remove something else to cure him of his paedophilia!

  • preshengovender69 - 2011-07-22 08:48

    his throat is sore from muffing under age girls

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