Empire star Jussie Smollett performed at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California on Saturday night (February 2). The performance marked the first time he’d been on stage since he was assaulted in Chicago on January 29.
Smollett’s family opened up the show with their own speech before giving him the stage. The actor/singer was obviously dealing with a lot of emotions but managed to address the fans in attendance with a clear message.
“I have so many words on my heart that I wanna say,” he said. “The most important thing I have to say is thank you so much and that I’m OK … I’m not fully healed yet, but I’m going to. And I’m gonna stand strong with y’all. It sounds … I had to be here tonight, y’all. It sounds proud, but I couldn’t let those motherfuckers win.”
He added, “I will always stand for love. I will never stand for anything other than that. Regardless of what anyone else says, I will only stand for love. And I hope that you all will stand with me. So thank you.”
Aw guys this was so emotional to watch… Any thoughts bout this , Please share your comments below.
– Lola Angelec
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