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Jussie Smollett enters rehab amid appeal, seeking treatment to ‘deal with life in a significant way’: source

Jussie Smollett entered rehab and is seeking treatment, Fox News Digital confirmed.

The “Empire” actor is in an outpatient program for undisclosed reasons.

“He’s been wanting to go to rehabilitation and deal with life in a significant and thoughtful way,” a source told Fox News Digital.

Smollett’s legal team filed an appeal in his 2021 staged hate crime conviction earlier this year and argued his “renewed prosecution” violated the actor’s due process rights

“If I had done something like this, it would mean that I stuck my fist in the pain of Black Americans in this country for over 400 years. … It would mean that I stuck my fist in the fears of the LGBTQ community all over the world. I’m not that motherf—er — never have been, don’t need to be.”

Tracy Wright is an entertainment reporter for Fox News Digital. Send story tips to Tracy.Wright@fox.com.

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