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R. Kelly

Cancels Event Over

'Health Emergency'

6/27/2012 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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11:48 AM PT --
Kelly's people tell us ... "Initial indications are that he is suffering from complications from surgery he had last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords."

Besides the book launch party ... Kelly has also had to bail on the "Jimmy Fallon Show" and canceled an appearance on NBC's "Today" show.

Kelly's people note, "It is unclear how long Kelly may be sidelined."

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R. Kelly
is suffering from a mysterious "health emergency" ... that has caused the singer to cancel an event in New York this evening ... TMZ has learned.

We spoke with Kelly's rep ... who tells us the singer has officially postponed tonight's R. Kelly Book Launch event in NYC "due to a health emergency that has sidelined Mr. Kelly in Chicago."

The rep adds, "We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused."

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16.

happypat35    

Probably those tight a-s shorts he likes to wear, constricting his man parts.

757 days ago
17.

Lynda Jones-owings    

You people discuss me. He was cleared of all charged and it was also found the he was not the person in the pictures and he has never been known to use drugs. I guess you just make **** up as you go along. *******s..........................

757 days ago
18.

Cao    

Abscess on vocal cords can be a side effect of herpes, HPV (genital warts), or tonsil issues. Given his history I would suspect one of the first two.

757 days ago
19.

K    

Ridiculous

757 days ago
20.

K    

Ridiculous

757 days ago
21.

Meanie    

Didn't know you needed vocal cords when you lip synch.

757 days ago
22.

Shameka    

Most of All of you can close your mouth... Praying for the King!!

757 days ago
23.

Joey    

His emergency is he is trying to find some young girls to play with

757 days ago
24.

Maya77    

Seriously...no one cares!

757 days ago
25.

Cheetara    

Come on people...yes R Kelly has some 'issues' but inspite of that he is a very talented man who can write/ produce some d*** good music.

757 days ago
26.

rafiq0102    

Nice idea

757 days ago
27.

Grouchy Marps    

I was so mad when I heard about this. Man, was I pissed!

757 days ago
28.

charley    

probably from all that piss he drinks!

757 days ago
29.

Pudding Tang    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq3m3_ZEJZ4&feature=player_embedded

757 days ago
30.

Sarah    

Get well soon

757 days ago
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