Jamie Foxx reveals details of ‘medical emergency’ that left him in hospital | Ents & Arts News


Jamie Foxx has revealed some of the details behind the “medical emergency” that left him in hospital last year.

The Oscar-winning star was filmed chatting to fans in downtown Phoenix, appearing to answer a question about his mystery health scare.

In the short video, shared on TikTok by a fan called Dr Brenda Combs, Foxx can be seen wearing white shorts and a black T-shirt outside a café.

The 56-year-old said: “April 11 last year, bad headache, I asked my boy for an Advil,” then clicking his fingers went on, “I was gone for 20 days. I don’t remember anything.”

He then explained: “So, they told me, I’m in Atlanta, they told me, my sister and my daughter, they took me to the first doctor.

“Next doctor said, ‘Something going on up there’, at which point Foxx points up to his head.

He concluded, “I won’t say it on camera,” looking towards the person filming him talking.

The Django Unchained star was reportedly taken ill in Atlanta while filming a movie with Cameron Diaz called Back In Action.

Corinne Foxx and Jamie Foxx arrive at the premiere of "pider-Man: No Way Home
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Jamie Foxx with his daughter Corinne in 2021. Pic:AP

In December, he made his first big public appearance after coming out of hospital, appearing at the Critics Choice awards where he was honoured with a Vanguard Award for his performance in comedy-drama The Burial.

‘I did go to hell and back’

While accepting the award Foxx told the audience he had been unable to walk during his illness, and the fight for his health had given him “a new respect for life… [and] for my art”.

He has maintained a relatively low profile during his recovery, but speaking in a video shared with fans last summer he said he went “to hell and back” while being treated in hospital.

He said: “I didn’t want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through.”

The actor, comedian and singer added that he would rather fans see him “laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie”.

Foxx, who scooped up awards for playing Ray Charles in the 2004 film Ray, also said his sister Deidra and daughter Corinne had saved his life.

He also debunked claims he had been blinded or paralysed during his illness.

Last May, Foxx announced he would become the host of a US musical game show, We Are Family, alongside his daughter Corinne, due to air later this year on the Fox network.

Back In Action, the movie he was filming when he fell ill, is due out in November.



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