R Kelly: "I'm not supposed to die this way"

R Kelly: "I'm not supposed to die this way"

R Kelly has reportedly complained about almost losing his life in prison due to poor medical treatment. 

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R Kelly reportedly almost lost his life. 

The 56-year-old suffered from blood clots in his leg which led to him needing urgent medical attention. 

However, the 'I Believe I Can Fly' hitmaker was reportedly "botched" by the prison medical team, according to IOL.  

The singer, who is currently serving a 20-year jail term after being convicted on child pornography charges in 2022, says he fears for his life.

He says the medical team treating the blood clots didn't do a thorough check.  

"They didn't even do an X-ray. That is why I am speaking out since I am afraid for my life in that area. And who wouldn't be?" Kelly reportedly said. 

READ: R. Kelly convicted of child pornography charges

The singer says the team "treat their animals better than that."

The R&B singer says he did not "deserve to die". 

He added that because there was no X-ray, someone guessed what was wrong with his leg. 

"Someone miscommunicated or made a guess as to what was wrong with my leg. I'm not supposed to die this way," he said. 

"You're not supposed to even take a chance on that.

"If it was your child, your father, your mother, or somebody you loved, you would have said, 'Go to the doctor, that has to be looked into, we must investigate this, we need to X-ray that’" Kelly added. 

R Kelly was convicted in September 2022 by a Chicago jury on three counts of production of child pornography and three counts of enticing a minor into criminal sexual activity. 

READ: R. Kelly gets new 20-year jail term for child porn crimes

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