BREAKING: Jussie Smollett has been hospitalized in Chicago after a possible homophobic and racially charged attack. https://t.co/GEwU6WfeeC
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) January 29, 2019
Empire star Jussie Smollett has been violently attacked in an apparent homophobic and racist hate crime that left him hospitalized. Sources directly connected to Jussie tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. We’re told when shortly after he walked out on his way home, someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?” The 2 men — both white and wearing ski masks — viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, “This is MAGA country.” Jussie took himself to Northwestern Memorial where he was treated. He was discharged later Tuesday morning. Read more HERE.