News: R. Kelly Departs Hospital After Emergency Surgery, "Still No Word On When He'll Be Able To Resume Performing"

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 5:00PM

Written by Rosario Harper

R&B veteran R. Kelly has reportedly been discharged from a Chicago hospital after undergoing emergency throat surgery earlier this week.

While Kells is recovering from home, his publicist admits there is no clear sign for when he can resume singing.

The R&B star has been discharged from a Chicago hospital after undergoing emergency throat surgery. "He left the hospital last night and is recuperating at home in Chicago," says publicist Allan Mayer. "Still no word on when he'll be able to resume performing." (E! Online)

Yesterday, Kells hit up Twitter to promise his return to music.

"I'd like to thank everybody for their love, concern and support. I WILL BE BACK!," he tweeted July 20th. (R. Kelly's Twitter)

Details of the unexpected medical complication became public Wednesday (July 20) afternoon.

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 spokesman Allan Mayer. (Reuters)

The singer's publicist also said Kells has suffered throat pain as of late.

Kelly's publicist Allan Mayer said Wednesday that doctors drained an abcess on one of Kelly's tonsils on Tuesday and that the singer will be "laid up indefinitely" at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Mayer says Kelly had been complaining of throat pain recently and was rushed to the hospital after a throat exam. (USA Today)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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