R. Kelly's lawyer has requested his immediate release from jail after he was allegedly attacked by another inmate.
Steve Greenberg said his client was attacked at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Centre, where Kelly is awaiting trial on sex abuse charges.
The extent of the injuries is not known.
Kelly has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including abuse of minors and sex trafficking.
News of the alleged assault was first reported by TMZ, which said a fellow inmate started "punching" Kelly while he was sitting on his bed.
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