R. Kelly had surgery due to negligent care inside Chicago prison, his lawyer says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
R. Kelly had surgery due to negligent care at Chicago prison: lawyer
Where is R Kelly now? The singer, convicted of sex abuse, had to get surgery due to bad health care at MCC Chicago, lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- R. Kelly's lawyer is going public with complaints about the health care the convicted singer is getting inside Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Jennifer Bonjean said Kelly recently had surgery on his Achilles tendon after it was discovered last week he was suffering from blood clots.

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Bonjean said that's due to negligent care provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

"It's not just because it's R. Kelly. Every prison deserves medical attention, medical care," she said. "The MCC is required to address these things in a competent fashion."

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ABC7 reached out to the Bureau of Prisons for comment, but has not heard back.

Kelly is currently serving a more than 20-year prison sentence for sex crime convictions in Chicago and New York.