Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly‘s tax records have leaked online showing the iconic music mogul owing nearly $1 million to the government.
According to reports, Kells owes $837,000 in federal taxes.
Music industry bad boy R. Kelly has more than foreclosure to worry about. Kelly, the controversial R&B star owes more than $837,000 in delinquent federal taxes, records show. The tax debt is another indication Kelly is struggling with financial problems. News leaked this week that Kelly faces possible foreclosure of his $2.9 million suburban Chicago mansion. It’s not all bad news. Last month, the IRS released a $1,036,858 tax lien filed against Kelly. (Detroit News)
The records leak comes in light of Kells undergoing emergency throat surgery last week.
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)
Last week, 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)
Following the unexpected news, SOHH hit up Kelly’s “Crazy Night” contributor Verse Simmonds for his reaction.
“That’s crazy because you’re the first person that’s telling me about that, I didn’t even hear,” Verse told SOHH slightly in shock when informed about Kells’ throat complications. “I hadn’t even heard about that. That’s crazy. I really hope he gets well. His throat and voice, that’s what’s been making him a legend all this time. So I really hope he gets that checked out and gets that fixed.” (SOHH)
No further details have been revealed as of now.