Behind on taxes, can’t sell his house - not a good year.
A spokesman for R. Kelly says the R&B superstar is in the hospital after emergency throat surgery.
Kelly publicist Allan Mayer on Wednesday said the singer had an abscess on one of his tonsils and had it drained in surgery Tuesday.
Mayer says Kelly will be "laid up indefinitely" after the procedure at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The spokesman says Kelly had been complaining of throat pain recently and was rushed to the hospital after an exam.
On the bright side, as ever kid knows: after your tonsils are out, you get ice cream. Any flavor! Mmmmm. Hospital ice cream.