Jussie Smollett performed Saturday at West Hollywood's Troubadour in his first public appearance since being assaulted in Chicago earlier in the week. The Empire star addressed the attack as he held back tears in front of the supportive audience. I had to be here tonight.
That was the first thing Jussie Smollett told the sold-out Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday night when he walked onstage. I had to be here tonight. 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.
There were those including his family who wondered if Smollett should keep his performance date at the Troubadour following the heinous crime he endured on Monday during which the assailants allegedly doused him with a chemical, tied a noose around his neck, and shouted racist and homophobic epithets. But, not only did he show up, he turned out a powerful performance to an enthusiastic crowd, many of whom stood in hours in the rain to see him. His eldest brother Joel Smollett Jr. There has also been a bevy of false, undercutting stories that have hurt him deeply.
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Unofficial meeting place for gay men. The bar can be found at the square on the eastern end of the Old Town. Traditional and long-established gay bar.
The concert had been planned long before the incident, and his family members and others had urged him to postpone it. I will only stand for love. His small band then launched into an upbeat song and he broke into dance, wearing a simple white buttoned shirt, white sneakers and black jeans, shuffling across the front of the stage and at times standing defiantly with a fist in the air.
He was ninety-four. Logically, his death should not have been a shock. Age must do its ravishing, even to those who have acquired the sheen of the immortal.
Stopped in for some drinks. Even though drinks are ridiculously expensive, this little bar is often packed out and you will be lucky to grab a spot in high season. It is tucked behind the cathedral in a little square called Buniceva Poljana.