R Kelly ‘given both vaccination shots for Covid’ while singer is held awaiting trial on child porn & abuse charges

R KELLY has had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine while in jail awaiting trial om child sex charges, according to reports.

The I Believe I Can Fly singer, 54, is being held in custody after repeated failed bids to be set free because of the pandemic.

R Kelly has made repeated appeals to be freed from jail

The star – real name Robert Kelly – is one of more than 60 inmates who have been fully vaccinated so far at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, reports TMZ.

He had his first dose in January and the second this month, according to the celebrity news site.

It was not clear which vaccine he received.

Kelly is likely to have been prioritized over younger inmates because his age puts him at higher risk.

He is awaiting trial in in Illinois and New York on a range of 22 charges including sexual abuse and exploitation, trafficking underage girls, producing indecent images of children and destroying evidence.

Some charges relate to a sex tape he is said to have made with an underage girl.

In total he is accused of charged with engaging in sex acts with five minors and using threats to keep victims quiet.

CELL ATTACK

Kelly was locked up in 2019 after a torrent of allegations emerged in the wake of the Surviving R Kelly documentary series.

Early last year lawyers made two failed appeals for freedom over fears of the Covid pandemic.

Last August he was as “savagely beaten” by a fellow inmate who was reportedly furious at visits being cancelled because of the R’n’B singer’s fans outside.

The crazed attacker – who has “f*** the feds” tattooed across his face – stomped on Kelly’s head and tried to stab him with a pen, court papers alleged.

Kelly then failed in another appeal for release in October following the attack.

He had no broken bones, but his lawyers claimed he suffered “significant physical and psychological injuries”.

They also complained guards did not “raised a finger” as he was pummeled in his cell.

But a judge ruled it did not warrant his release.

His New York sex abuse trial has been postponed twice because of the pandemic.

He also faces charges in Illinois and Minnesota. He denies wrongdoing.

R Kelly is awaiting trial on 22 sex charges

A federal judge shot down the signer’s latest bid for freedom in October