A month after Jamie Foxx issued his first statement following his hospitalization after enduring a “health complication,” Foxx’s daughter, Corinne, is speaking out.
Over the last month, several news outlets have been running articles claiming that Foxx’s closest friends are fearing for his life and asking the public for their prayers. However, as Corinne revealed on her Instagram story just minutes ago, that’s not necessarily true.
In fact, Foxx has been released from the hospital and is thriving as he recovers from the scary experience. “Update from my family,” she wrote. “Sad to see how the media runs wilf. My Dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating. In fact, he was playing pickleball yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s prays and support!”
She then teased “an exciting work announcement coming next week!” How great is that to hear!
And now we know what that exciting announcement is. On May 15, FOX announced that both Jamie and Corinne will team up to “host a new musical game show called We Are Family.” It was revealed that the series is expected to debut next year in 2024.
“We Are Family is a music guessing game that will feature one celebrity every episode alongside a non-famous relative. But there’s a twist: the featured star will be hidden until their identity can be guessed.”
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Jamie Foxx has made his first comments since being hospitalized with a medical emergency on April 11. He took to his Instagram on May 3 to show his appreciation for all the love and support, sending his gratitude to all those who wished him well over the past month as he continues the recovery process.
“Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed,” the actor wrote on Instagram – adding the praying emoji, red heart emoji, and fox emoji. The post has received nearly 550,000 likes and thousands of other comments over the past 24 hours as fans, friends, and colleagues continue to show their support in his recovery.
It was his daughter, Corinne Fox, who made the initial announcement on April 12 – the day after he was taken to the hospital for an undisclosed ‘medical emergency.’ While it’s still unclear what happened, numerous reports indicate he’s doing better as doctors try to make sense of the sudden health scare.
His latest Instagram post comes just hours after it was announced that Nick Cannon will step in as guest host of Beat Shazam – an interactive game show on Fox that has been hosted by Jamie Foxx since 2017. His daughter – who has been the show’s DJ since Season 2 – will be replaced by Kelly Osbourne.
“Beat Shazam has been an unscripted mainstay on the Fox schedule for six seasons and counting,” the network said in a statement on May 3. “This season, not wanting fans of the game show to miss a minute of the fun, Nick Cannon has offered to fill in as guest host for his friends, Jamie and Corinne Foxx.”
Foxx’s health scare came during the final days of filming for his upcoming film – Back in Action – with Cameron Diaz. While he wasn’t on set when the incident happened, filming did come to a halt when the news hit the airwaves. They eventually picked back up with a fill-in actor and stunt double for Foxx.
Jamie Foxx has several other projects either in the works or ready for release. Strays will be released on June 9, 2023, and They Cloned Tyrone will be released on July 21, 2023. He’s also starring in Groove Tails, The Burial, God is a Bullet, and Tin Soldier – all of which are either filming or currently in production.
Everything We Know About Jamie Foxx and His Health Scare
Not a lot of information has been released regarding Jamie Foxx and his health status since his daughter, Corinne Foxx, shared the initial update. She called it a ‘medical complication’ and said he was already ‘on his way to recovery’ thanks to ‘quick action and great care.’ That initial update came on April 12.
In the following days, it was reported that he remained in a Georgia hospital – he was in Georgia filming Back in Action – as doctors continued to run tests and monitor his health. They were still trying to figure out what happened as of April 17 and that was still true as of April 21 – according to PEOPLE and CNN.
Several friends – including Nick Cannon, Tiffany Haddish, and Martin Lawrence – added to the reports. Lawrence said he heard Foxx was doing better on April 20, Cannon shared that the actor was ‘awake and alert’ on April 23, and Haddish added that Foxx was doing well on April 27.
Kevin Hart also commented on Foxx’s health recently. “I don’t know the details or the exact details as to what’s going on, but to my knowledge, there’s a lot of progression and a world of better,” Hart said. “I think the dope thing is that he’s getting better in his situation, and everybody’s prayers, everybody’s love, energy, all that stuff is seen and felt.”
While things appeared to be going well for Jamie Foxx, eyebrows were raised when TMZ reported that family members were asking for prayers as he remained hospitalized on May 3. That report came around the same time as the Beat Shazam announcement and his latest Instagram post – bringing us to today.
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