R. Kelly hospitalized, and will miss court date in his Child Pornography case


By: CJ
Staff Writer

R-Kelly-hip-hop.jpgAfter partying the night away last weekend at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel where P. Diddy left his own party abruptly to avoid being in the same room with R. Kelly the singer reportedly developed appendicitis. According to his lawyer, R. Kelly was operated on.

The R & B singer/producer remains in good condition, but the hospitalization will force him to miss a Wednesday court date in his child pornography case.

In 2002, Kelly, 40, was charged with 14 counts of child pornography, after he was seen on a videotape having sex with a minor girl.

According to Asst. Cook County State's Attorney Shauna Boliker, Kelly was in Miami to perform at a Super Bowl party. He was scheduled to appear before Criminal Court Judge Vincent Gaughan for a status hearing. Under a previous ruling by Judge Gaughan, Kelly is legally allowed to travel out-of-state.

Under the current circumstances, the Prosecutors were notified and the status hearing will be rescheduled.