R. Kelly Released From Hospital

Doctors drain abscess from singer's tonsils

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011  |  Updated 3:01 PM CDT
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R. Kelly just finished a tour with singers Marsha Ambrosius and Keyshia Cole.

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A spokesman for R. Kelly says the R&B singer is out of the hospital following throat surgery this week.

Spokesman Allan Mayer said Thursday that the 44-year-old left Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and is recuperating at his home in the city.

Mayer says it isn't clear when the Chicago native might be well enough to resume performing.

The Grammy-winning singer had complained of throat pain and was taken to the hospital on Tuesday. The same day, surgeons drained an abscess on one of his tonsils.

Kelly mentioned the throat troubles on his Twitter feed as far back as July 13th, posting this tweet:

"I refuse to take another cup of theraflu! I feel like my throat is coming back. I've been in bed sweating like crazy. Thanks guys!"

The self-proclaimed Pied Piper of R&B released a critically acclaimed retro-soul album last year, titled "Love Letter," and recently completed the U.S. leg of a worldwide tour.

Kelly won a Grammy in 1997 for his gospel-tinged "I Believe I Can Fly."

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