Troubled singer R.Kelly is recovering in a Chicago hospital following emergency throat surgery, according to his rep.

According to the Atlanta Journal, Kelly's publicist Allan Mayer said Wednesday that doctors drained an abscess on one of Kelly's tonsils on Tuesday and that the singer will be "laid up indefinitely" at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Mayer says Kelly had been complaining of throat pain recently. He was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery after a throat exam.

R.Kelly was on tour with Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrious as opening acts.

Tonsil abscess is a common complication of tonsillitis, a throat infection which usually occurs among the pediatric population. A tonsil abscess is a sac containing pus that collects behind or on the side of the tonsil. Symptoms begin appearing a week before the formation of an abscess.

Early symptoms of peritonsillar abscess include throat pain that gets worse upon swallowing, enlarged tonsil(s), and redness of the throat.

Other symptoms following the formation of the abscess are:

  • fever
  • malaise
  • headache
  • neck swelling (not associated with thyroid)
  • ear pain
  • bad breath
  • hoarseness
  • Treatment of the tonsil abscess includes cutting and draining the abscess, and intravenous antibiotics to treat the underlying infection.

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    • http://blogtalkradio.com/theolaandkeyshow daprinceofradio

      Awww KELLZ get well soon!

    • Ididntreallymeanit

      I saw this on the news this morning

    • renegadesince1985

      I hope his singing voice is permanently damaged and he fades away into oblivion... #nocountryforpedophiles

      :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

      Sandra
      so you sayin he let a kid pee in his throat???????

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

      I wish he would have had this surgery BEFORE he decided to make that stupid owl noise on this dumb ass radio message song i keep hearing on VH-1 Soul...

      No one feels sorry for P.Kelly

      *plays in Renegades hair* its the only thing bringing me joy in the post *sigh*

    • LittleBigMouth

      Tonsil abscess is a common complication of tonsillitis, a throat infection which usually occurs among the pediatric population
      ^^^

      Too easy :coffee:

    • GAGIRL87

      Sandra did we really need this medical minute doe??? This one is pretty common sense. I hope Kells get's well soon, loves this nucca's music. Ignores his "personal" life...

      :whistle: Step In My Room

    • caligirl

      He probably had some really bad puzzi :lick:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg Fayla aka JuicyFruit

      Tonsil abscess is a common complication of tonsillitis, a throat infection which usually occurs among the pediatric population.
      ___________
      :rofl: & y would he be connected with anything such as that? :shocked:

    • Lovely One

      I hope Kells gets better and his voice comes back. I am almost 30 and STILL haven't witnessed Mr. 12 Play in concert :(

    • Terri B

      A little voice inside of me is saying "goodie".

    • AirForceGirl

      @ Caligirl
      He probably had some really bad puzzi

      __________________

      :dead: :hahaha:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg Fayla aka JuicyFruit

      4 LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS says:

      Sandra
      so you sayin he let a kid pee in his throat???????

      __________
      :dead: Cmon Lusc! u know he the one does the Pissin! :coffee:

    • Dawn Sheen

      Tonsil abscess is a common complication of tonsillitis, a throat infection which usually occurs among the pediatric population

      ----------------

      Tonsillitis is the devil! I have had it twice as an adult. I get it from Strep... if I get it this winter I am getting my tonsils out...

      I have also had Scarlet Fever twice as adult... the skin peels off my hands and feet... it is quite uncomfortable because you have to simply let the skin shed... I don't envy snakes or uncircumsized people. (meat curtins included)

    • bogart4017

      No hate here. Get well real soon.

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      I hope his singing voice is permanently damaged and he fades away into oblivion… #nocountryforpedophiles
      _________________
      :yes:

    • howmanylicks_07

      Feel better Kells.

    • howmanylicks_07

      Think of all the children who need you

    • http://www.twitter.com/iDreamofSongz jbaby81

      Wishing him a fast recovery! :D

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg Fayla aka JuicyFruit

      Dawn Sheen says:

      Tonsil abscess is a common complication of tonsillitis, a throat infection which usually occurs among the pediatric population

      —————-

      Tonsillitis is the devil! I have had it twice as an adult. I get it from Strep… if I get it this winter I am getting my tonsils out…

      I have also had Scarlet Fever twice as adult… the skin peels off my hands and feet… it is quite uncomfortable because you have to simply let the skin shed… I don’t envy snakes or uncircumsized people. (meat curtins included)
      ___________
      :dead: :ghost:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

      HOWIWANNALICKU
      Sup :coffee:

    • Nyedai

      What in the Sam Hill are meat curtains? :waiting:

    • bnatural

      renegadesince1985 says:

      I hope his singing voice is permanently damaged and he fades away into oblivion… #nocountryforpedophiles
      -------------------

      :cosign:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg Fayla aka JuicyFruit

      Nyedai says:

      What in the Sam Hill are meat curtains?
      _____________
      Uhm meat curtains r those long azz puzzazy lips that kinda flap open & closed. :hurl:

    • mirsmommy

      LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS says:

      Sandra
      so you sayin he let a kid pee in his throat???????
      _____________________

      Fuggin :dead: !!!!!!!!!!!!

      :ghost:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

      I hate Luscious and Dawn ...mhm sho do!

      Mirssss :boobs: whats cookin good lookin? :hug:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

      *pulls out keyboard and sits it on the stand*

      HIS dont I make you happy????

      :whistle: Denim.............

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

      Lucious if u dnt put that damn keyboard away! :rofl:

      the REAL question is, where do u keep pulling the keyboard out from? :think:

    • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

      Fay....I'm loving the gravi! YUP YUP!

      I have nothing to add to this because we all know that is not the medical emergency.

      BTW - I remember back in the day when Rod Stewart had to have his stomach pumped and they found an excessive amount of semen in it! WTF Rod!! WTF!

    • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

      Fay....I'm loving the gravi! YUP YUP!

      I have nothing to add to this because we all know that is not the medical emergency.

      BTW - I remember back in the day when Rod Stewart had to have his stomach pumped and they found an excessive amount of semen in it! WTF Rod!! WTF!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

      His
      I keep em stashed so when I wanna get the drawz I pull it out and perform

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

      ok that didnt sound right!

    • mirsmommy

      Heyyyy my beautiful ladies of SR!!!! :waves: I didn't say Hell-er (Madea's voice)

      :offtopic: Is Jen from BB Wives slow as molasses?????? Short yellow bus, chewing on crayons, and wearing a helmet on the bus, kinda slow????? I always thought she was, but Monday's episode just confirmed it for me. :lol:

    • Nyedai

      Nyedai says:

      What in the Sam Hill are meat curtains?
      _____________
      Uhm meat curtains r those long azz puzzazy lips that kinda flap open & closed.

      -------------
      Thanks for the Info cause I was really confused, lol

      :thinking:
      I wonder if mine does that :ashamed:

    • CFREE

      A tonsil abscess is a sac containing pus that collects behind or on the side of the tonsil.

      :hurl: We all know how kellz got this "suga throak"

    • CFREE

      Nyedai says:

      What in the Sam Hill are meat curtains?

      Lemme put this in lamens terms... wore out azz puzzay lips :lol:

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      FINALLY SOMEBODY PEE PEE IN HIS THROAK :coffee: <<not pee pee

    • Nyedai

      @CFREE :rofl:
      I no longer need to wonder if I have that problem. That can't be any clearer

    • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

      I've been told my "lady" is puuuurty! :yes:
      I looked @ it in the mirror & I tend to agree with that conclusion!

    • YSoSerious

      To paraphrase my own comment from another unrelated post:

      It's probably from all that under-aged cooch-juice he’s swallowed over the years. :coffee:

    • daprinceofradio

      LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS says:

      Sandra
      so you sayin he let a kid pee in his throat???????

      LOL LMAO Luscious! Just made me go to the bathroom with this one. No pun intended.

    • jazzyiest

      I wonder what he was sucking on to catch that? :coffee:

    • Akaya

      I hope this is not a result of messing with a little girl. Perhaps he place his mouth on a bad piece.

    • West Coast Chick

      Tonsil abscess is a common complication of tonsillitis, a throat infection which usually occurs among the pediatric population.
      _________________________

      :rofl: the irony :rofl:

    • West Coast Chick

      Fayla aka JuicyFruit says:

      4 LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS says:

      Sandra
      so you sayin he let a kid pee in his throat???????

      __________
      Cmon Lusc! u know he the one does the Pissin!

      _______________________________

      :rofl: :rofl: this is why I LOVE my SR family :rofl:

    • Daisy

      Get Well Soon

      I still love R Kellys music

      If God struck all of us down based on sins/crimes etc the world would be empty ASAP

    • neek

      :pray:

      Hope the pied-piper get's well soon....

      :wail: lawd knows we need him in the game....

    • tintin1979

      He's eating too much punanny.
      Love me some R. Kelly though. Get well soon hun!