R. Kelly is currently recovering at a Chicago hospital after undergoing emergency throat surgery, reports the Associated Press.

According to his publicist, the R&B star has been complaining of throat pain and checked into hospital last night, where doctors drained an abscess on one of his tonsils.

His rep adds that Kelly will be “laid up indefinitely.”

A singer getting throat surgery is pretty major. Let’s hope Kelly didn’t hurt those vocal chords.