Watch: Jussie Smollett Breaks Down In Tears In First Interview Since Brutal Attack

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Feb. 19 2019, Updated 6:53 p.m. ET

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Jussie Smollett will give his first TV interview detailing the events of the brutal attack he suffered in Chicago on Good Morning America on Thursday, February 14. The actor broke down in his interview with Robin Roberts. Scroll through for the clip.

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Jussie Smollett at SIrius XM.
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In the teaser clip for the interview, Jussie, 36, breaks down in tears when Robin asks, "At any point did you fear for your life?"

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Jussie Smollett at gala.
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The actor was hospitalized after he was physically attacked heading home to his Chicago apartment on January 29.

Jussie Smollett at Alvin Ailey American Dance
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Robin Roberts

Police have called the incident a homophobic and racist attack, and revealed he was bitten, choked with a noose and doused by a chemical, believed to be bleach.

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Jussie Smollett Performs At The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
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The Empire star released a statement days after assuring fans he was "OK" but has not discussed the events of what happened until the taped interview.

Watch the clip above to see a preview.

Jussie Smollett in Washington D.C.
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