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R Kelly released from jail after unknown donor pays £123,000 child support bill

R&B singer R Kelly has been released from a Chicago jail after an unknown donor paid £123,000 ($161,000) in child support owed by the star.

The payment comes three days after a judge ordered Kelly be jailed until he paid the money he owed.

Speaking outside the prison, Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, said he was "going to straighten all this stuff out.

"That's all I can say right now.

"I promise you."

He added: "I love my fans," before being driven away in a black mini-van.

It is the latest in a series of high-profile legal battles for the star.

Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women, including three who were minors when the alleged abuse occurred.

He has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Earlier this week, in an explosive interview with CBS,Kelly spoke of how he feels "betrayed" by people in his life.

He said: "I need somebody to help me not have a big heart, because my heart is so big. People betray me, and I keep forgiving ’em!"

"I have been assassinated. I have been buried alive. But I’m alive," Kelly added.

Kelly spent a weekend in jail after his arrest last month and wasn't freed until a 47-year-old suburban Chicago business owner posted his $100,000 bail.