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Legendary R&B artist, R. Kelly, was rushed back to Chicago from New York City after falling ill. According to a press release from his publicist, the “Pied Piper of R&B” was set to appear on the Today show as well as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but had to pull out due to complications following surgery he underwent last year to fix an abscess on his vocal chords.

Kellz was in New York City this week promoting his new album, Write Me Back, which is projected to sell close to 75,000 units in its first week. The Grammy-award winning artist was also promoting his new memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Mewhich recalled stories of working with the many artists he has worked with in the past.


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