According to a report from That Grape Juice, “Empire” star Jussie Smollett has been hospitalized after an alleged homophobic and racial attack in Chicago.
Sources told the outlet that before the alleged physical attack, Smollett received a threat in the mail.
In a picture posted on That Grape Juice, there are cutouts of letters that spell “You will die Black f*g.”
Sources say that Smollett, 35, was attacked at 2 am this morning by two men wearing ski masks. The men allegedly placed a noose around his neck.
He was reportedly admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he is receiving treatment.
According to That Grape Juice, The Chicago Police Department is investigating.
Additional details reported by TMZ claim that Smollett had just arrived in Chicago from New York and went to Subway. When he walked out of the restaurant, someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f*gg*t “Empire” n*gg*?”
The two men were reportedly White fought Jussie, fracturing a rib. Reportedly, in addition to the noose, they poured bleach on him and yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
According to TMZ, Smollett was discharged earlier this morning.
The threatening letter, first posted by That Grape Juice, was sent to Fox Studios in Chicago eight days ago.
The word MAGA is at the top left hand corner where the return address should be.
The Chicago police department told TMZ that they are investigating the attack as a possible hate crime and are canvassing the area for video.