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R. Kelly was a no-show at a federal court hearing because of a toenail infection
(CNN) -- R. Kelly did not appear Wednesday at a federal court hearing in Chicago because he had a toenail infection, his attorney Steven Greenberg said. The singer is in a walking boot after having his toenail removed and did not want anyone to step on his foot, Greenberg said. Kelly, who is being held without bond in Chicago, is facing separate federal grand jury indictments in Illinois and New York. The indictments allege Kelly recruited women for sex, persuaded people to conceal that he had sexual contact with teenage girls and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars buying back videotapes that prosecutors say are incriminating.