R. Kelly Says He’s ‘Scared For His Life’ Amid Claims Of Medical Negligence While In Prison: I’m not supposed to die this way!
R. Kelly is accusing prison medical staff of being negligent when it comes to his health.
In audio obtained by RapHouseTV, R. Kelly can be heard expressing his concerns about the lack of medical attention he has been receiving. He accuses the prison medical staff of being negligent and not taking his condition seriously. The singer previously had surgery on his Achilles tendon to treat his blood clot issues.
During the leaked phone call, R. Kelly said he’s “scared for his life” and that animals get treated better than him.
“I don’t deserve to die because somebody miscommunicated or somebody took a guess at what’s going on with my leg. I’m not supposed to die this way. You’re not even supposed to take a chance on that.”
“Because if it was your child, if it was your father, if it was your mother, somebody you loved, you would’ve said, ‘Go to the doctor. We need to get that checked out. We need to look at that. We need to X-ray that.’”
“They didn’t even X-ray. And that’s why I’m speaking out on this, because I’m scared for my life in that area. And who wouldn’t be. They treat animals better than that.”
Listen to audio below:
R.Kelly speaks from prison: “Im scared for my life, I almost died. They treat animals better than this” after having serious blood clots in his legs. ? pic.twitter.com/PGbaYaCvYf
— Raphousetv (RHTV) (@raphousetv2) June 19, 2023
As previously reported, a Chicago courtroom sentenced the three-time Grammy-Award winner to 20 years behind bars in February on charges of child pornography and enticement of a minor. The 2-decade sentencing came after he was previously given a 30-year prison sentence for his 2021 conviction on racketeering and sex trafficking charges in a New York federal court.
In March, R. Kelly’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean spoke publicly about the singers’ complaints about the medical care he was receiving at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Bonjean told ABC7 at the time:
“It’s not just because it’s R. Kelly. Every prison deserves medical attention, medical care. The MCC is required to address these things in a competent fashion.”
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!