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Jussie Smollett Clarifies Details of his Vicious Attack in a Triumphant Return to The Stage

Jussie Smollett Clarifies Details of his Vicious Attack in a Triumphant Return to The Stage

Jussie Smollett Clarifies Details of his Brutal Racist Attack in a Triumphant Return to The Stage
Source: Twitter
Jussie Smollett Clarifies Details of his Brutal Racist Attack in a Triumphant Return to The Stage
Source: Twitter

“I fought the fuck back.”

Just days after falling victim to a viciously racist and homophobic attack in Chicago, actor and singer Jussie Smollett took the stage last night to assure fans and media that he was both in good enough health and spirit, as authorities begin their investigation.

READ: The FBI is Now Investigating Racist and Homophobic Attack on Jussie Smollett

At an intimate gathering in Los Angeles, Smollett took the opportunity to not only perform his single “Hurt People,” but also clarify some of the reporting on the details of his attack. Smollett claims that he sustained bruised ribs, not cracked or broken, as it was previously reported, states that doctors in both NYC and LA cleared him to perform ahead of his appearance, and caps with the corrective declaration “I fought the fuck back.”

READ: Jussie Smollett Makes First Statement Since Chicago Attack: “I Still Believe That Justice Will Be Served”

In an official statement from earlier in the week, Smollett revealed that he was working with investigators to identify persons of interest in the attack, but noted “these types of cowardly attacks are happening to my sisters, brothers and non-gender conforming siblings daily,” adding that “I am not and should not be looked upon as an isolated incident.”

Watch Jussie Smollett make a triumphant return to the stage below and scroll on for accounts from various attendees.

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