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Empire actor Jussie Smollet was seen out last night, for the first time since being "attacked" in Chicago less than a week ago - and all his bruises seem to have healed.

The actor told Chicago police that he was racially attacked by a group of Donald Trump supporters - who tied a noose around his neck and used gay slurs towards Jussie. Jussie then release a photo, showing a bruised up face.


But the police have been unable to corroborate Jussie's story, and have no suspects in the case.

The police did release an image of two people that they wanted to talk to regarding the case - but police are not calling the pair "suspects" in the attack. In fact, some local Chicago reporters are claiming that police are so suspicious of Jussie's story, that they have given up on searching for suspects altogether.

Jussie has been facing criticism from members of the media that find his story - of being attacked at 2AM when it was -25 degrees outside- incredible.

Now Jussie is going to face even more criticism. He was spotted out yesterday, and he had almost no bruising at all on his face.


During his concert Saturday night at West Hollywood's Troubadour club, Smollett told fans that he wanted to clarify that following the attack, he was bruised but his ribs were neither cracked nor broken. He also said that he went to the doctor immediately, but he wasn't hospitalized, and physicians in both Chicago and Los Angeles cleared him to perform at the concert.

"I'm not fully healed yet," he said. "But I'm going to (be), and I'm gonna stand strong with y'all."

While this is his first public appearance since the attack, this is not the first time he has spoken out. In a statement first published by Essence on Friday, Smollett said his attack wasn't an isolated incident.

"These types of cowardly attacks are happening to my sisters, brothers and non-gender conforming siblings daily," he said in the statement.

"During times of trauma, grief and pain, there is still a responsibility to lead with love. It's all I know," he said.