Jamie Foxx addresses hospitalization for the first time: ‘I went to hell and back’

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Jamie Foxx attends the world premiere of Netflix's "Day Shift" at Regal LA Live on August 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx has said he is on his way back and returning to work after being hospitalized earlier this year.

In April, his daughter Corrine Foxx said he had experienced a “medical complication,” but the family did not share details about his health issue.

In an Instagram post on Saturday, Foxx thanked his family for keeping details about his health “airtight.”

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Jamie Foxx attends the American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 23, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

The silence led to speculations, the comedian said, but he reassured fans that he was not paralyzed or blind.

For the first time since he was released from the hospital, Foxx thanked his social media followers for messages of support. “I cannot even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back,” he said.

He explained that although many people were eager to hear updates, he didn't want fans to see him “with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through.”

“I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie [or] television show,” Foxx added.

“My sister Deidra Dixon, my daughter Corrine really saved my life,” the 55-year-old said, adding that he could only make the video for his fans due “to them, to God, to a lot of great medical people.”

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Jamie Foxx attends Sony Pictures' “Spider-Man: No Way Home” Los Angeles Premiere on December 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Foxx said that privacy during his illness had been vital to him. “I cannot tell you how great it feels to have your family kick in in such a way, and y'all know they kept it airtight, they didn't let nothing out.”

“They protected me, and that's what I hope that everyone could have in moments like these.”

In May, his daughter said Foxx had been discharged from the hospital for “weeks” and was recovering well. The actor was reportedly in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where he had been filming Netflix's Back In Action alongside Cameron Diaz.

In his video to fans, Foxx said he had been “to hell and back,” and his “road to recovery had some potholes as well.”

But, he added, “I'm coming back and I'm able to work.”

Messages of support for Foxx have been pouring in. “Thankful to see you bro, truly”, Idris Elba commented on Foxx's post. “God is good,” said Viola Davis, while John Boyega and Tracee Ellis Ross also sent their love to the star.

Foxx, who stars in the recently released They Cloned Tyrone film on Netflix, also expanded his gratitude to “the people who are letting me work.”

In 2024, he will host a new music-centric game show called We Are Family on Fox alongside his daughter, a 29-year-old actress, model, and activist.

The pair said they were “thrilled” to have worked on the show.


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