Jamie Foxx Says He’s “Feeling Blessed” in First Public Statement Since Hospitalisation
Jamie Foxx is finally giving fans an update amid his recent hospitalisation. The star was treated for an undisclosed “medical complication” in early April, and on May 3, he shared his first statement in an Instagram post where he expressed gratitude for the support he’s received. “Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed,” Jamie wrote.
Over the weekend, Jamie’s friend Nick Cannon shared a few details about the actor’s current condition. While promoting his new radio show, “The Daily Cannon,” Cannon was asked how Jamie is doing in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, to which he replied, “Man, I’m praying. You see, I posted on Instagram. I literally have been saying prayers out loud. Words of affirmation for my big brother.”
Cannon added: “I know he’s doing so much better because I’m actually about to do something special for him, and doing him a favor.” While Cannon couldn’t reveal what the favor in question was, he assured “it’ll be out there soon.” He continued, “I was reluctant to go all the way there, and even talk about it, but he gave me the blessing, so it’s a beautiful thing. He’s awake. They say he’s alert, so, we love it. That’s family right there.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it seems Cannon’s secret is the fact that he’s set to take over Jamie’s hosting duties for the upcoming season of his game show “Beat Shazam,” per news shared on May 3.
On April 12, Jamie’s eldest daughter, Corinne Foxx, 29, broke the news about the “Day Shift” star’s health scare in a since-deleted Instagram post. “We wanted to share that, my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday,” she wrote. “Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery. We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for your privacy at this time.”
On April 18, Entertainment Tonight confirmed, per a source, that Jamie – who also has a teenage daughter named Annalise Bishop – was still recovering. “He is healing,” the source said. “He feels the love from everyone.” Earlier that day, a source told the outlet, “Jamie is doing OK, thankfully. He’s recovering and has been surrounded by his family.” No new details have been revealed about the specifics of Jamie’s health. Reps for Jamie did not respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment.
Though Corinne shut off comments on her previous Instagram post, that hasn’t stopped fans and Jamie’s peers from sharing messages of support amid his health battle. On April 14, Jennifer Hudson wrote of her “Dreamgirls” costar on Instagram, “Lifting my friend @iamjamiefoxx and the Foxx family up in prayer ! We pray for healing in Jesus’ name! Sending u all the love in the world, Jamie !!!” The day before, Kerry Washington shared a photo of her and her “Ray” costar on Instagram, captioning it, “A @iamjamiefoxx appreciation post. Sending you all the love and prayers my movie huzbin.”
Viola Davis also wished Jamie well on Instagram, writing, “Get well @iamjamiefoxx. We need you…. your light, your brilliance.” Meanwhile, LeBron James tweeted, “Sending my thoughts and prayers to the heavens above to my brother @iamjamiefoxx!!!! Get well and back to yourself SOONER THAN LATER! God willing.”
Woody McClain also paid tribute to Jamie in a May 2 interview with POPSUGAR. “Jamie’s such a great guy, man. Prayers to Jamie, too,” the “Power Book II: Ghost” star said after recounting some advice the star once gave him. “I remember being at Jamie Foxx’s house, and I was just in the corner. Everybody kept saying, ‘Bobby. Bobby.’ I hear that a million and trillion times,” he said. “But I remember Jamie coming over to me. He was like, ‘I noticed every time somebody says that, you kind of dim your light. You can’t do that . . . Don’t shy away from that – embrace it . . . You’re going to get more things. More things are going to come. You’re going to be amazing.'”