R. Kelly Rushed To The Hospital For Emergency Surgery
Posted on Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:02 AM PDT

rkelly072011.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - R&B singer R. Kelly was rushed to the hospital for emergency throat surgery Wednesday.

Doctors drained an abscess on one of Kelly's tonsils. The singer will be "laid up indefinitely" at the hospital, according to his publicist Allan Mayer said.

Kelly was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He had been complaining of throat pains recently and was rushed to the hospital after a throat exam.

This is the latest in a string of problems for Kelly. Just last week, it was reported that Kelly is facing a $2.9 million foreclosure lawsuit on his mansion in the Chicago suburb of Olympia Fields, Ill.