NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer Hudson will make her first public appearance since the killings of her mother, brother and nephew during sports' grandest event - the Super Bowl.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed Wednesday that Hudson will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 1. E! News first reported Tuesday that Hudson would perform.
Hudson hasn't made a public appearance since her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson; 29-year-old brother Jason Hudson; and 7-year-old nephew Julian King were slain in Chicago in October. Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged in the killings.
Hudson, who had released her self-titled debut album shortly before the killings, is also scheduled to sing at the Grammys' MusiCares event in Los Angeles a few days later. She is nominated for four awards at the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards.
an Oscar to her credit, a best supporting actress win for her role in ``Dreamgirls.'' The former ``American Idol'' contestant's career was continuing its skyrocketing rise, with featured roles in movies like ``Sex and the City'' and ``The Secret Life of Bees,'' as well as her album release, when the slayings occurred.
The Super Bowl is one of the most viewed spectacles on television. Bruce Springsteen is scheduled to sing during halftime of the pro football championship game.
On the Net:

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Cardinals Pick Will Sunday night be a defensive struggle between NFC West rivals the Seahawks and Cardinals at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Patriots vs. Steelers Pick Even with Ben Roethlisberger out, will the Patriots and Steelers still rack up a ton of points Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Bucs vs. 49ers Pick Will both the Bucs and 49ers offenses struggle on Sunday when the two teams clash at 4:05PM ET in San Francisco?
Thumbnail Vikings vs. Eagles Pick Will the undefeated Vikings shut down rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles when the two teams clash in Week 7?
Thumbnail Colts vs. Titans Pick Will the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans find enough offense to hit the under when they meet up this Sunday at 1PM...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages