Attorneys for R. Kelly say the musician was attacked in his Illinois jail cell by a fellow prisoner, and that they are calling for his release.
Attorney for Kelly Doug Anton, told newsmen that the famous singer’s legal team had been counseled by the US Attorney’s Office that the singer was on his bed in his cell Tuesday at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center when another inmate came in and started to hit him.
According to Anton, guards at the federal facility stopped the assault almost immediately.
He further disclosed that R Kelly did not sustain any injuries and that X-rays did not reveal any fractures.
But Steve Greenberg, another Kelly attorney, said on Twitter that his legal team has received “conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries,” adding that the team has not been given information from the jail or Kelly himself.