Empire’s Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Alleged Hate Crime Attack
Jussie Smollett, well known for his work playing Jamal Lyon on Empire, has reportedly been hospitalized after a brutal attack that may have been a homophobic and racist hate crime. Details are still coming in.
The 35-year-old actor was attacked at 2 am on Tuesday (January 29) in Chicago, Ill, TMZ has confirmed.
In addition, another site, ThatGrapeJuice.net, received information that Jussie received a note reading “You will die black f**.”
The site also is reporting that the attack was carried out by two men in ski masks who put a noose around his neck. Allegedly, the two men were MAGA supporters and they fractured a rib in the attack. Another report alleges that Jussie had bleach poured on him during the attack.
He was reportedly treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was already released. Police are investigating the assault as a battery and a hate crime.
Our thoughts are with Jussie during this time and we hope he is okay after this D!sgust!ng and unthinkable act.