Academy Award-winning actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx said in an Instagram video that he is recovering from an undisclosed medical condition.
“I’ve been to hell and back, and my road to recovery is bumpy too, but I’m coming back,” Foxx, who appeared thin and wore a dark T-shirt, said in the 3-minute, 15-second video. “I can work”.
Foxx, 55, was hospitalized in April with what his daughter, Corinne Fox, described at the time as a “medical complication” and Foxx did not disclose the nature of his condition in his first public comments since he was hospitalized.
“I just didn’t want you to see me like this… I didn’t want you to see me without tubes and trying to figure out if I was going to make it,” Foxx said, thanking her daughter, sister, God and medical professionals for saving her life.
“I went through something that I thought would never, ever happen,” Foxx said.
“Every once in a while I break down in tears… because it’s been hard, man, I was sick… but now I’ve got my legs under me so they’re going to see me,” Foxx said.
Co-stars from Foxx’s recent film “They Cloned Tyrone,” David Alan Grier, Teyonah Parris and Tamberla Perry, told The Associated Press at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on June 28 that they miss the star.
“I just pray that he gets better and takes the time he needs to heal,” Perry said.
Foxx, born Eric Marlon Bishop in 1967 in Terrell, Texas, was a comedian before breaking into television with various roles on the Fox TV musical “In Living Color” in 1990.
Foxx won the Academy Award for best actor for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic “Ray” and a Grammy in 2010 for the song “Blame It.”
His other credits include “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Collateral,” and “Django Unchained.”
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