After a Face-off with federal authorities in the United States, singer R.Kelly has been removed from suicide watch.

The singer sued the prison where he was convicted after being convicted of sex offences. After being placed on suicide watch at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, he claimed that he was subjected to “cruel and unusual punishment,” which violated his 8th Amendment rights.

R Kelly

He insisted that he was not contemplating suicide and informed prison officials of this. Kelly also alleged that he was placed in these severe conditions because he is famous.

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Federal authorities initially filed a motion opposing the suit, saying they would clinically assess Kelly for the duration of his suicide watch.

However today July 5, Metropolitan Detention Center Warden Heriberto H. Tellez who was named as one of the defendants in the lawsuit, told TMZ that he has taken a decision to remove Kelly from suicide watch following a “clinical assessment.” No further details on the assessment were provided.

Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison last Wednesday following his conviction last year on federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges. Prosecutors had asked the judge to sentence Kelly to more than 25 years behind bars, while his defense attorneys asked for up to 10 years.

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