R. Kelly is trying his luck for the third time, pleading with a judge to release him from jail as he is "likely" a diabetic.
Kelly's attorney Steven Greenberg claims that the disgraced star just learned that he tested "1/10 of one point below diabetic, at the very top of the high risk category."
He also claims that Kelly suffers from high blood pressure and cholesterol and that he is overweight -- and that all of these health issues place him at high risk of serious complications if infected with COVID-19.
Kelly has been denied twice as the artist reportedly has a history of trying to intimidate witnesses. The judge claims that the star may also be a flight risk.
Kelly was arrested in Chicago last July, on almost two dozen federal charges. In all, the singer is facing 22 federal criminal charges involving the alleged abuse of 11 girls and women over the course of more than two decades, from 1994 to 2018.
Kelly's Brooklyn trial is slated to begin in Jul. 7; his Illinois federal trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 13, per NPR.