R. Kelly missed a court date due to another intriguing health issue.
On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Kelly was scheduled to appear in court for a status hearing, according to the Chicago Tribune.
However, Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, attended the hearing and gave the judge a reason as to why the embattled singer would not be in court. Greenberg told judge Harry Leinenweber that Kelly was being treated after a toenail that had become infected had to be removed. Kelly did not want to attend the court hearing because he was afraid that someone would step on his toe.
Kelly has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sex abuse. The four aggravated criminal sexual assault charges he faces are felonies that could carry prison terms of up to 30 years.
He remains behind bars after he was not allowed a bond due to prosecutors’ claims that he is “an extreme danger to the community, especially minor girls.”
Kelly’s lawyer contends that his client is not a flight risk and would not be in contact with underage girls if he is allowed to be released.
Leinenweber said that he would rule at a later time on motions to dismiss some charges and reconsider allowing bond.