Jamie Foxx is getting back on his feet—literally.
The singer, actor and comedian made a surprise appearance Monday at the Critics Choice Association‘s Celebration of Cinema & Television Honoring Black, Latino & AAPI Achievements. This was his first official public outing since he was hospitalized for a mystery illness in April.
Deadline reports that Foxx spoke for about 12 minutes and got emotional as he accepted the event’s Vanguard Award.
Foxx didn’t elaborate on his exact health issue but said couldn’t “actually walk” six months ago.
“I want to thank everybody,” he said. “I’ve been through something, I’ve been through some things,” he said in his acceptance speech.
“I cherish every single minute now—it’s different,” he said. “I wouldn’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy because it’s tough when it’s almost over … when you see the tunnel. I saw the tunnel—I didn’t see the light.”
This was the most detail we’ve gotten since Foxx’s daughter Corinne’s Instagram Story on May 12 that said the comedian had been released from the hospital.
“Update from the family: Sad to see how the media runs wild. My Dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating,” Corinne, 29, wrote on Instagram. She harshly dismissed reports that claimed the family was preparing for “the worst.”
“In fact,” she said, “he was playing pickleball yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s prayers and support! We have an exciting work announcement coming next week too!”
Her statement didn’t give any additional insight into the “medical complication” that the notoriously private star had faced.
Foxx’s hospitalization was first announced on April 11 via another Instagram post by his daughter, Corinne.
The actor, comedian and singer was said to be recovering from the unspecified health issue, but in early May, those close to Foxx reportedly asked for prayers, causing many to worry about the star’s condition. On May 3, Foxx posted a quick note to Instagram thanking fans for their support, but again, providing no details on his condition or recovery.
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Here’s what we know so far about Foxx’s medical emergency, as well as updates on his recovery so far.
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Is there a Jamie Foxx health update?
Foxx has a clean bill of health!
He was released from the hospital on May 12, 2023, and as been back to work and on social media.
The news is a big relief and a stark change from just over a week prior.
After reports from TMZ on May 3, 2023, claimed that Jamie Foxx’s family and friends are asking for prayers as he remains hospitalized, many people feared the worst. But on May 5, a source in the actor’s circle told People they were told “Jamie is stable and not in a life-threatening situation now.”
The insider also told the outlet that doctors “are doing more tests and want to be completely sure that he will be OK” before discharging him.
“He has a lot of projects going on,” the insider continues. “He gets things done; he is focused and astute. What happened to him medically is serious enough to keep him in the hospital.”
Foxx has been replaced as host of the upcoming season of Beat Shazam in light of his medical condition.
On May 4, Foxx’s former co-star Natasha Blasick shared an update on his health. The actress said she was worried that he was getting worse (see request for prayers below) until she texted one of his close friends who gave her some reassurance. “He was like, “No, no, no, he’s recovering,” Blasick told Entertainment Tonight.
On May 2, Kevin Hart appeared on the Impaulsive podcast, where he gave an update on Foxx’s condition: “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,” Hart said.
“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,” he added.
Nick Cannon told Entertainment Tonight on April 23 that Foxx was awake and alert at the time, and Tiffany Haddish said on April 27 that she heard Foxx was doing well.
A source told PEOPLE on April 21, “He’s OK, thank God. He’s still in the hospital and doctors are running tests but he’s awake and alert. They’re keeping him under observation.”
On April 20, comedian Martin Lawrence told Extra of Foxx, “I hear he’s doing better… My prayers go out for him every night and just wishing the best for him, one of the best that we got in Hollywood. Not only one of the best entertainers but a good person.”
A source told CNN on April 17, “They are running tests and still trying to figure out what exactly happened.” The same day, filming resumed on Foxx’s movie with Cameron Diaz, Back In Action, using stunt doubles and stand-ins.
On April 14, PEOPLE reported that Foxx was steadily improving, though his medical complication wasn’t revealed.
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What is Jamie Foxx’s health scare?
The details of Jamie Foxx’s health scare are scant. On April 11, Foxx’s daughter Corinne posted on Instagram that the Oscar winner was hospitalized for a “medical complication” but was “already on his way to recovery.”
What is Jamie Foxx’s medical condition?
The exact nature of Jamie Foxx’s medical condition hasn’t been disclosed.
Is Jamie Foxx in the hospital?
Not anymore, thankfully. Foxx was released from the hospital as of May 12, 2023.
What happened to Jamie Foxx?
Jamie Foxx’s medical condition hasn’t been made public.
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What is Jamie Foxx’s medical diagnosis?
Jamie Foxx’s medical diagnosis has not been made public.
Did Jamie Foxx have a stroke?
It’s unknown if Jamie Foxx had a stroke. His family and representatives have not commented on the specifics of his medical conditions.
Did Jamie Foxx have a heart attack?
It’s unknown if Jamie Foxx had a heart attack, as his medical diagnosis has not been disclosed.
Did Jamie Foxx die?
No. Jamie Foxx is alive and well, thankfully, following his hospitalization in April 2023.
How old is Jamie Foxx?
Jamie Foxx was born Dec. 13, 1967. He is 55 years old.
Is Jamie Foxx alive?
Thank heavens, yes!
Did Jamie Foxx have a stroke?
It’s been suspected on social media that Foxx had a stroke, but that hasn’t been confirmed nor substantiated.
What is wrong with Jamie Foxx?
Thankfully nothing now, but he had a severe medical scare in spring 2023 that made a lot of people fearful for his health.
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