Good news! R. Kelly is on the mend after having throat surgery earlier this week. According to his rep, Allan Mayer, the 'I Believe I Can Fly' crooner was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Thursday and is recovering at his Chicago-area mansion.

On the same day of his exit, Kelly took to his Twitter page to say thank you to his adoring fans who sent their well wishes to him. "I'd like to thank everybody for their love, concern and support. I WILL BE BACK!" he tweeted.

As we previously reported, R. Kelly complained of having throat problems Tuesday morning and after an X-ray exam was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital to have throat surgery to drain an abscess located on the singer's tonsils. Mayer is not sure when Kelly will be able to return to the stage.

The Chicago singer just recently wrapped a 46-date U.S. tour, which could explain why he was having throat problems. Subsequently, he had to cancel his July 22 headlining concert at the Reggae Sumfest festival in Jamaica. Organizers say the show will go on as scheduled and promised ticket holders that they will present the "greatest reggae festival on earth."

In the end, PopCrush wishes R. Kelly a speedy recovery. We believe that he will return to the stage better than ever!

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