According the R. Kelly’s Lawyer Steven Greenberg, the R&B legend missed his court date today in Chicago because if an infection on one of his toenails that had to be removed.

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The singer was concerned that someone might step on his infected toe during his court visit, so he opted with his absence and is still walking in a boot to protect him from further infection, according to Greenberg.

The hearing was mainly a formal proceeding for lawyers, with none of the victims present. The next hearing for the case isn’t scheduled until February.


This is just one of approximately a dozen sexual assault cases pending against Kelly, with others in New York, Minnesota and Illinois.