R. Kelly says he has been having health issues since he's been behind bars in a Chicago jail. According to TMZ, Kelly’s lawyer has filed legal documents, which outlined his alleged medical issues while in prison, including numbness in one of his hands, anxiety, and an untreated hernia.
Kelly’s attorney claims that the singer is not receiving sufficient medical treatment while in jail. He also described some of the conditions of Kelly’s confinement as “stuffy.” TMZ also claims that Kelly’s girlfriends, Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, are not allowed to visit the singer at the same time.
R. Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenburg, said, “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.”
Kelly is currently being held in a Chicago prison without bail while he awaits his trial. His legal team has promised the judge that he is not a flight risk. Additionally, his passport does not contain any stamps showing travel because the singer rarely leaves the state. The attorney also said that Kelly won’t tamper with or intimidate witnesses if he is released.
A trial date has been set for April 27th, 2020.