R. Kelly Missed his scheduled appearance in Chicago federal court amid fears that someone might step on his infected toe, according to his lawyer.
The singer, who faces a slew of child porn and sex-trafficking charges, was excused because the infection had cost him his toenail, attorney Steve Greenberg said following a court appearance before US District Judge Harry Leinenweber.
During a brief hearing, Leinenweber said he’d rule later on motions to dismiss some charges and reconsider bond for the 52-year-old R&B crooner, who is detained without bond at a jail two blocks from the courthouse.
While Kelly can walk and is wearing a boot while he heals, Greenberg said his client was receiving less-than-stellar care behind bars. “Nobody gets proper medical care in jail,” the lawyer said.
Kelly has pleaded not guilty to federal charges against him in Chicago and New York, where he is accused of a racketeering scheme to sexually abuse girls. Leinenweber set Kelly’s next hearing for Feb. 13.