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R. Kelly out of the hospital after surgery

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  • R. Kelly, who underwent emergency throat surgery Wednesday in Chicago, was release from the hospital Thursday.

      R. Kelly, who underwent emergency throat surgery Wednesday in Chicago, was release from the hospital Thursday.
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CHICAGO -- A spokesman for R. Kelly says the R&B star is out of the hospital following throat surgery earlier this week.

Spokesman Allan Mayer said Thursday that the 44-year-old singer left Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and is recuperating at home.

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Mayer says it still isn't clear when the Chicago-native might be well enough to resume performing.

Last year, the self-proclaimed Pied Piper of R&B released a critically acclaimed retro-soul album, titled "Love Letter," and recently completed the U.S. leg of a worldwide tour. It isn't clear when Kelly might be well enough to resume doing concerts again, Mayer said.

Kelly alluded to discomfort in his throat last week in a tweet, which was also posted on his official website, saying optimistically, "I feel like my throat is coming back. I've been in bed sweating like crazy."

The medical issue comes soon after reports that Kelly faces a $2.9 million foreclosure on his suburban Chicago mansion.

Crain's Chicago Business reported that JPMorgan Chase filed a foreclosure lawsuit last month in Cook County Circuit Court. It states Kelly hadn't made monthly mortgage payments since June 2010.

The Olympia Field home's appraised value fell 26 percent in a year, to $3.8 million in 2010, Crain's reported.

Kelly's spokesman has declined to discuss the home but has said the singer is not in financial trouble.

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