Singer R. Kelly is reportedly “petrified” to leave his cell following an attack on him last month. Kelly is said to be having difficulties finding sleep.
Kelly was attacked in his cell by another inmate and was nearly stabbed with a pen. He was kicked many times during the attack before help came in and saved him from the attacker.
Kelly’s attacker has been moved to a different prison according to report, but the ugly incident has been traumatic for him and has left him “petrified and paranoid,” to leave his cell.
According to his attorney Nicole Blank Becker, Kelly has also been having trouble sleeping, especially considering he was jumped in his sleep.
“Fear and terror have left him petrified and paranoid,” says Becker to the Chicago Sun-Times. She added that he “can’t sleep and is now afraid to leave his jail cell during the two hours he’s permitted daily to venture out. His insomnia is serious.”
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