Jamie Foxx, an actor and musician, is still in hospital more than three weeks after he suffered a “medical complication” that was not known.
Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corinne released a statement via Instagram on April 12, announcing her father was in a medical crisis and asking fans to pray.
Corinne wrote: “From the Foxx Family. We want to share with you that my father Jamie Foxx experienced a medical problem yesterday. He is on the road to recovery thanks to prompt action and excellent care. We are grateful for your prayers. We know he’s loved and cherished. The family requests privacy at this time. “Much love to the Foxx Family.”
Foxx was in Atlanta at the time to work on a film called “Back in Action.” According to TMZ a stuntman and body double will be filling in while Foxx recovers.
TMZ reported two days after the incident that Foxx “was doing a lot more” but the medical emergency “was serious” and “doctors haven’t gotten the bottom of what occurred.”
The outlet confirmed on Wednesday that Jamie Foxx is still hospitalized. His family has not revealed his exact condition.
Foxx became ill just days before the production of a new series of “Beat Shazam,” a music-lyrics game show, was to begin.
The show announced on Wednesday that Nick Cannon, Kelly Osbourne and Jamie would be filling in for Jamie Corinne and the new season.
The statement said: “Everyone at FOX wishes Jamie the best as he continues to recover, and we are grateful for Nick’s willingness this summer to step in and assist.”
Cannon said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that Foxx “was doing so much better” before the announcement of the show.
Cannon said last week, “I was reluctant even to talk about it and go there. But he blessed me, so it’s beautiful,” he stated. “He’s awake. “They say he is alert. We love it.”
He added, “I’m about to do him a special favor and I know that he is doing much better.”
Charlie Mack, Foxx’s friend, the film producer Charles E. Alston (also known as Charlie Mack), asked Tuesday for Foxx to be in your prayers.
I need you to keep up our beloved @iamjamiefoxx whom we [love] & cherish in our Hearts, Minds & Prayers !!!! We need you to come back, Bro. Alston wrote: “A true champion isn’t the one who wins; it’s the person who overcomes adversity.”