WILLIAMSBURG – The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, John Hinckley Jr., has been hired to perform a concert in Brooklyn, NY on July 8.
The assassination attempt injured President Reagan, a policeman named Thomas Delahanty, a Secret Service agent named Tim McCarthy, and critically injured press secretary James Brady.
In 1982, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and he has since spent 35 years of his life in St. Elizabeths Hospital, a public mental institution in Washington, DC.
In 2016, a federal judge ruled that Hinckley should be released from the mental hospital to live full-time with his mother, Jo Ann Hinckley, in Williamsburg.
His mother died in July 2021. In September, a federal judge approved Hinckley’s absolute discharge from June 2022.
Hinckley is known to play guitar as part of his music therapy, but it may come as a surprise that he’s planning a musical act and plans to travel around the country performing at different venues as part of it. of his car. -proclaimed “John Hinckley Redemption Tour”.
Hinckley created a Youtube account in 2020 where he can be seen strumming his guitar and covering songs as well as performing original tracks.
He uploaded many of his original songs to this Youtube channel, including: “Can’t We Get Along”, “You and I Are Free” and “We Will See This Through”.
Since its inception, John Hinckley’s Youtube channel has had over 26,000 subscribers and his videos have a combined total of over 850,000 views.
Hinckley announced the his Twitter account that he sold out the Brooklyn show and has already booked another show at Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago.