Singer Jennifer Hudson dropped by the Oprah show this past Friday (Feb. 27th) to chat with the famous (understatement, we know) talk-show host and perform on the show in one of her first performances since her Fall 2008 tragedy when her estranged brother-in-law shot and killed her mother, brother and young nephew.

When Oprah asked her how she was, she responded stating that she was in a “very good place” and was just excited to be back at work performing and doing what she loves to do.

“I’m good, I’m really good. I’m just glad to be back and glad to be working and just doing what I love to do, you know? It’s like therapy.”

Check out the entire interview and her performance of her latest single “If This Isn’t Love” in the video above.