Jussie Smollett Wants to Clarify a Few Things
CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 2/8/2019, 4:02 p.m.
Actor and Musician Jussie Smollett performed at his first show since his reported attack, tearfully telling fans at the event in Southern California that he is not fully healed but he is doing OK. The "Empire" actor said that he was attacked by two men who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs" in what Chicago police are investigating as a possible hate crime. Smollett said one of his attackers put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him. During his concert Saturday night at West Hollywood's Troubadour club, Smollett told fans that he wanted to clarify that following the attack, he was bruised but his ribs were neither cracked nor broken. He also said that he went to the doctor immediately, but he wasn't hospitalized, and physicians in both Chicago and Los Angeles cleared him to perform at the concert.