Terrifying news — Actor Jussie Smollett has been reportedly hospitalized in Chicago following a possible hate crime.
The Chicago Police Department released an official statement regarding the incident, “a cast member of the television show, Empire.”
Chicago Police Department just sent out this statement re:
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— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 29, 2019
According to several reports, the 35-year-old Empire star was attacked by two white men in ski masks late Monday night. It has been reported the men yelled a slew of racial and homophobic slurs like, “Aren’t you that faggot Empire ni**er?”, then began to attack Smollett, also throwing an unidentified chemical on him. The Grapevine reports, “before fleeing the scene, one of the men wrapped a rope around Smollett’s neck, as if forming a noose. They then yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
TMZ reported the actor was being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and has confirmed Smollett has since been released and is in good condition.
Furthermore, several celebrities has reached out via social media to share their outrage, love and support for Jussie during his time of need.
Sending prayers to Jussie for a speedy recovery.
Written by: @JustDiya