Jussie's brother, Jussie Smollett, posted on Instagram Saturday that the actor was being held at a "psychiatric ward" while in prison.
Jocqui Smollett shared the news with his followers via the actor's Instagram account.
Jussie is currently being held in Cook County Jail's psych ward. Jocqui Smollett posted the Instagram video stating that Jussie was in a psych ward at Cook County Jail.
He continued to state that his brother was not at risk of causing any harm to himself.
He is very stable. He is strong. Jocqui Smollett stated that he is healthy and well-equipped to face any challenge.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office didn't immediately respond to NBC News's request for comment on Jussie Smollett's situation.
Jocqui Smollet thanked Jussie's support, encouraged them to share facts about Jussie's case on social media and declared that his brother was innocent.
Smollett, 39 years old, was found guilty of five out of six charges against his, including felony disorderly behavior. Smollett was not found guilty of aggravated battery.
All the charges stemmed from a January 2019 report in which Smollett claimed that had been brutally attacked in Chicago’s Streeterville neighbourhood.
Black and gay actor claimed that two men punched, kicked, used homophobic and racist slurs against him, threw chemical in his face and tied a noose around him.
Olabingo Osundairo and Abimbola were arrested during the police investigation. They were later released. Smollett was arrested on February 21, 2019.
Authorities claimed that Smollett had hired the brothers to stage the attack to further his career. This claim was denied by the actor.
Smollett requested a new trial last month.
Smollett's siblings continue to defend their brother despite the guilty verdicts.
Jurnee, his sister and actress, posted on Instagram that her brother was innocent and should be released.
"Jussie is innocent. She wrote that you don't need to believe in his innocence to believe that he should be free.