American singer Jennifer Hudson will be singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Florida on February 1st. This will be her first public singing performance after the tragedy in her family.
“So much has happened, but she’s ready,” a source says. “It’s a new year, she’s excited about performing again. She knew it was time.”
Hudson lost her mother, brother and nephew in the fall, when they were murdered by her brother-in-law who has now pleaded innocent to the killings.
The former ‘American Idol‘ singer will then be heading to the Grammy Awards for a performance in the same week. She has been nominated for four Grammys for her debut solo album. This will mark her second biggest audience after the Super Bowl, which will be watched by millions of fans all over the world.
Hudson was also supposed to attend the Barack Obama Presidential inaugural ceremony two days ago, but she preferred to stay back.
Jamie Foxx, who starred with Hudson in the movie Dreamgirls, said: “Of course she was disappointed (to miss the inauguration). But nobody has seen her in so long, so it would’ve been crazy. She’s doing well, and she said that she wants to get back into the swing of things. She’s feeling good.”