American veteran singer, R. Kelly has begged to be freed from jail due to fear of coronavirus.
The singer is claiming he is likely to be diabetic which puts him at a high risk of serious complications if he contracts coronavirus.
According legal documents filed by the singer’s attorney, his attorney Steven Greenberg demands for the third time that Kelly be released from prison. Eleven days prior, the judge overseeing the case denied the singer’s second request to be released from custody while awaiting trial.
Greenberg says Kelly just learned that he tested “1/10 of one point below diabetic, at the very top of the high risk category.”
That new diagnosis coupled with the fact that Kelly is overweight and suffers from high blood pressure and cholesterol issues puts him at high risk of serious complications if infected with COVID-19, according to Greenberg.
The judge has however not decided whether to allow R.Kelly out of prison.
The judge had previously expressed concern Kelly might intimidate witnesses if he’s allowed out of jail. Kelly addresses that in the new docs, referring to one of his former girlfriends who used to visit him regularly in jail and correspond with him. He says during all those visits he was well aware she is one the Jane Doe victims in his case, and still never attempted to obstruct justice.