After his attempts to get released from prison over COVID-19 concerns, R. Kelly's now voicing his complaints about the food inside of prison.
Whether or not the world was struck with the coronavirus pandemic, R. Kelly was going to try and get out of prison. The incarcerated singer has continued to push to get released on bond since his incarceration last year. The singer is currently on his third bid to get released on home confinement out of concerns of contracting coronavirus from behind bars. He's argued that he has health issues, is a diabetic, and overall, susceptible to catching coronavirus.
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Though the prosecutors have suggested that he simply works out, he's now complaining about the food available at the prison commissary, The Blast reports. In court documents, he explained that he visited a doctor inside of prison at the beginning of May but prior to that, the physician suggested that he cuts down unhealthy foods from his diet and to work out more. During his recent visit, the doctor doubled down on the suggestions, telling Kelly to use loose weights and take vitamins.
The prosecutors have since responded in documents, writing, "“the defendant has been seen by Clinical Director Brij Mohan, M.D., almost monthly (specifically, on January 21, 2020; February 10, 2020; March 31, 2020; and May 1, 2020), and by nurse practitioners on five occasions (January 17, 2020; March 19, 2020; March 26, 2020; April 7, 2020; and April 29, 2020). The defendant has also been seen multiple times by registered nurses this year as well.”
They've noted that he's not diagnosed with any chronic illness nor does he take any medication for chronic issues. They said that Kelly has simply “complained that he can’t exercise in the small room and “he can’t have the diet he needs or wants” with the food available at the commissary.