A judge has denied R.Kelly’s request to be released from jail on bail. According to TMZ, prosecutors say he is definitely a flight risk if he gets out while his criminal case is pending.

Kelly’s legal team argues that his passport does not contain a single stamp showing travel because he rarely goes outside the U.S. However, prosecutors say Kelly wanted to travel to Dubai with his two girlfriends earlier this year after he was released on bail in Illinois.

In addition, his team reports that he has suffered some health issues including numbness in one of his hands, anxiety, and an untreated hernia while he remains in a Chicago jail. However, the government has not responded to those claims.

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