Tuesday morning, Smollett’s lawyers announced all charges against the actor had been dropped. He was facing 48 years behind bars on 16 felony charges for allegedly lying about a false attack which he had, as evidence showed, in fact, staged.

Reportedly, the Chicago PD are furious about the decision.

Mug shot.

Why exactly all the charges have been dismissed is still a mystery, but a jubilant Jussie Smollett thanked …everyone.

‘I want to thank my family, my friends, the incredible people of Chicago and all over the country and world who have prayed for me, supported me and shown me love.

‘No one will ever know how much that has meant to me. Not for a moment was it in vain,’ he said.