A statement for the R&B singer says he was on his way to several public appearances when he returned to his hometown to seek medical treatment. Sources say initial indications are that he is suffering from complications from surgery he had in July to treat an abscess on his vocal cords.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused,” said a rep for R. Kelly.
R. Kelly had several scheduled appearances that included The Jimmy Fallon Show, NBC’s Today and a book party to celebrate the debut of his memoir, SoulaCoaster.
In the new autobiography, R. Kelly reveals a surprising collaboration that never panned out. Interestingly enough, he and Jay-Z‘s 2002 album The Best of Both Worlds was meant for Tupac Shakur.
In a chapter titled “Yo Pac! Yo Biggie!” he writes:
“Come September, and it looked like my schedule was opening up just before the holidays. I set up a meeting with Pac for us to plot our strategy, get firm dates and make the musical bomb that we both know would explode all around the world. But another bomb exploded that no one saw coming.”
SoulaCoaster hits shelves June 28 while his 11th studio album, Write Me Back, is in stores now.