Singer R. Kelly out of hospital after surgery

By the Associated Press | July 21, 2011 | 2:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — 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.

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

The Grammy-winning singer had complained of throat pain and was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday. The same day, surgeons drained an abscess on one of his tonsils.

The self-proclaimed Pied Piper of R&B released a critically acclaimed retro-soul album last year, titled "Love Letter." And he recently completed the U.S. leg of a worldwide tour.

Kelly won a Grammy in 1997 for his gospel-tinged "I Believe I Can Fly."