R. Kelly Was Reportedly Hospitalized For Panic Attacks After "Surviving R. Kelly" Aired

Posted by

Chicago, IL – R. Kelly was reportedly experiencing panic attacks both before and after Lifetime aired the six-part Surviving R. Kelly documentary. According to TMZ, Kelly’s anxiety levels were so intense, he had to seek medical attention.

Sources close to the disgraced R&B superstar said the attacks started in the days leading up to the January 3 premiere and continued well after its finale on January 5. Consequently, Kelly went to the hospital to receive treatment.

div {
line-height: 0;
position: relative;
margin-bottom: 16px;

#div-gpt-ad-body1 >div>iframe {
margin-bottom: 240px;
position: absolute;

margin-top: 16px;

.article-advertisement.article-body.article-news p {
margin-top: 0;

The episodes are allegedly being triggered by the overwhelming backlash he’s receiving from both fans and peers.

Instead of continuing the hospital visits, Kelly has reportedly enlisted the help of a doctor who is able to make house calls.

[embedded content]

Despite his condition, Kelly held a birthday celebration for himself on Wednesday (January 9) to show he isn’t hiding. That evening, Kelly was reportedly approached by Chicago police after someone called authorities and claimed Kelly had a warrant for his arrest.

Those claims later proved to be false. There was no warrant and, consequently, no arrest.

In the wake of Surviving R. Kelly, the Chi-Town native is reportedly under investigation in Georgia.

Source: Hip Hop DX