R. Kelly Suffering From Health Issues, Not Receiving ‘Adequate Medical Care' in Jail, Lawyer Says

The motion cites multiple previously undisclosed health issues

R. Kelly is suffering from multiple medical issues while in jail, his lawyer said in a motion to reconsider bail for the singer.

Chicago attorney Steve Greenberg, who represents Kelly, filed the motion Monday in the Eastern District of New York stating that Kelly should be immediately released as he has no previous convictions and presents no flight risk or danger to the community.

The motion also cites previously undisclosed health issues including numbness in Kelly's hand, anxiety and an untreated hernia that Kelly allegedly suffers from, claiming that Kelly is not "presently receiving adequate medical care."

New York Prosecutors charged Kelly in July alleging the singer has abused women and girls for two decades, dating from 1998 to 2018. The federal charges include one count of racketeering and four counts of violating the Mann Act, which prohibits sex trafficing across state lines. There are five victims in the New York indictment. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

Judge Steven L Tiscione denied Kelly's original request for bail in August.

Kelly was arrested in Chicago on July 12 on a 13-count federal indictment and has since remained in custody at the Metropolitan Correction Center. Kelly is also facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County, Illinois.

Greenberg submitted the motion written to New York Judge Ann M Donnelly citing that Kelly poessesses "almost no financial resources" and is not a serious risk of flight, citing his passsport, which was issued eight years ago and contains no passport stamps. Kelly has known history of being afraid to fly. 

Kelly's case is scheduled for a conference meeting Tuesday in Brooklyn. 

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