Disgraced singer R. Kelly has been attacked in jail by a fellow inmate.
The inmate allegedly started punching Kelly as he sat on his bed. TMZ reports that the inmate was upset about the prison's governor stopping visits at the center multiple times due to the number of Kelly's fans protesting outside the facility.
Kelly did not sustain any injuries as guards immediately intervened.
"Yesterday we were told that an inmate had attacked R Kelly at the MCC in Chicago. We received conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries. We have not been provided any information from the jail, nor has Mr. Kelly called. We are hopeful that he was not seriously injured," his attorney Steve Greenberg tweeted.
His attorneys have been working hard to have the star freed from jail pending his trial.
Attorney Tom Farinella released the following statement to CNN:
"This incident coupled with the coronavirus restrictions at the MCC reinforces the need for Mr. Kelly to be released so he can assist in his defense with counsel and prepare for trial without the fear that his personal safety is at risk."