The medical mystery of Jamie Foxx deepens. Although reports last week claimed he was steadily improving in hospital, the actor’s daughter spoke out on Friday and said he had been missing for “weeks”.
Corinne Foxx, who released the only official statement about the actor’s “medical complication” a month ago, shared a positive update on her dad. On her Instagram Story, the 29-year-old posted a screenshot of an article with the headline “Jamie Foxx’s loved ones reportedly preparing for the worst” and called the report fake.
“It’s sad to see how the media is going wild. My dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, recovering. He was actually playing pickleball yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s prayers and support,” she wrote. “We also have an exciting job announcement coming next week! »
The Oscar-winning actor suffered an undisclosed medical emergency on April 11. The Foxx family, via Corinne, said in a now-deleted post that Jamie “experienced a medical complication.” They credited “quick action and great care” for putting him “on the road to recovery”. Last month’s statement continued, “We know how much he is loved and appreciate your prayers. The family requests privacy during this time.”
For weeks, the media, including CNN and People have reported on his hospitalization and that doctors were running tests to determine what was going on. The actor’s rep did not respond to repeated requests for comment from Yahoo Entertainment. Many of the actor’s famous friends, including Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart, have spoken out and said he’s “been doing better”, but didn’t give any details about what happened.
“I’m very lucky to have the relationship that I have with Jamie and just being able to watch over him and stuff like that,” Hart said on the May 2 episode of Logan Paul’s. impulsive podcast. Referring to Jamie’s family, he added: “They are close and for reasons pretty much where he is because Jamie has always been a private person to some degree.”
On May 3, a post on Jaime’s Instagram account thanked fans for their support.
A week ago, a “source in the circle of actors”, according to People, claimed the actor is stable and no longer in “a life-threatening situation.” However, it appeared he was still in hospital four weeks after the incident.
“[Doctors] are doing more tests and want to be completely sure he’ll be fine before allowing him to “leave the hospital,” the insider said, adding that Foxx was told to “keep his stress levels low” when would come out.
The source said People the hospital is “the last place Jamie wants to be” despite needing treatment.
“He has a lot of projects going on,” the insider added. “He gets things done; he’s focused and shrewd. What happened to him medically is serious enough to keep him in hospital.”
Jamie isn’t rushing back to work. The actor will not host the next season of Fox’s Beat Shazam, which began filming last week, when Cannon stepped in. Kelly Osbourne takes Corinne’s place as the show’s guest DJ. Jamie’s press tour for wanderers is pushed back as Universal Pictures pushed back the film’s release date from June 9 to August 18 while it recovers.