Amr Alfiky/AP/Shutterstock R. Kelly Requests Release from Jail to Tend to His Failing Health Shawn Grant September 30, 2019 Hip Hop News | Trending Hip Hop Stories R. Kelly is heading back to court in another attempt to be released from jail, this time citing his failing health. TMZ details Kelly’s lawyer filed documentation that state he is suffering from numbness in one of his hands, anxiety and an untreated hernia. The health of Kelly is stated to not be receiving the treatment necessary to ensure his health and stated the conditions of solitary confinement as “stifling.” “Although he lives and has lived with two lady friends, only one of them is allowed to be on his visiting list, and after 90 days he’s required to switch,” Greenberg said. The woman who is available to see is Azriel Clary. Also stated in the documentation, R. Kelly promises not to contact or intimidate any witnesses. The judge has not made a decision as of yet.