Jussie Smollett opens act with emotion: Attackers won’t win

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Jussie Smollett already had a show scheduled at the Troubadour in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles before he was attacked on January 29 in a racist and homophobic hate crime.

Smollett has said two men yelled racist and homophobic remarks at him before beating him and putting a rope around his neck.

On Saturday February 2, Jussie Smollett returned to the stage to perform for fans in Los Angeles. Using notes scrawled down on a crumpled piece of paper, the actor ticked off four points of fact that have been the subject of some confusion. I couldn't let those motherf***ers win! "They were not broken".

"Powering through whatever has happened and really making it less about himself and more about what's going on in our society, I think, is something I'm definitely down to hear so that's why I came", said Jael Allen, who says she bought tickets after hearing about the attack. "Frank Gatson drove me, I was not hospitalized", he added.

"Both my doctors in LA and Chicago cleared me to perform, but said to take care, obviously".

"I am working with authorities and have been 100% factual and consistent on every level", he said in a statement released by an intermediary a day after his family put out a similar statement. The most important thing that I can say is thank you so much and that I'm okay.

He told his fans in attendance: "I had to be here tonight, y'all". Police say Smollet is being treated as a victim and they have no interest or probable cause to obtain his call records through a search warrant.

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He addressed the latter two near the end of the show, saying, "I promised myself I was not gonna cry tonight". "I'm not fully healed yet, but I'm going to and I'm going to stand strong with you all".

"I will always stand for love, I will never stand for anything other than that. I will only stand for love". He told him that he fought back against the attackers. And above all: "I fought the f**k back".

Smollett told police that the men also poured "an unknown chemical substance" on him - possibly bleach - and wrapped a rope around his neck, police said.

The sources further shared that the cops "informally asked" Smollett if he would turn over his phone to them so they could further verify that he was, in fact, speaking with his manager at the time of his attack.

Smollett stars alongside Terence and Taraji P. Henson in "Empire", the Fox TV show about the power struggles of a family in the music business that is now in its fifth season.

"My body is strong, but my soul is stronger", the statement read.

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