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 in hell and back. There are some holes in my road to recovery too, but I’m back,” Fox, who looks skinny and in a black pullover shirt, said in the three-minute, fifteen-second video. “I can do my job.”
Fox, 55, was hospitalized in April, what his daughter Colin Fox described at the time as “complications,” and Fox did not disclose the nature of his condition in his first public comment since his hospitalization.
“I just didn’t want you to see me like that… I didn’t want you to see me with a tube coming out and wondering if I would survive,” Fox said, thanking her daughter, sister, God and medical professionals for saving her life.
“I went through things I thought I would never go through,” Fox said.
“Sometimes I start crying … because it was hard, oh my god, I was sick … but now I’m holding my leg and you’ll see me,” said Fox.
Castmates David Alan Greer, Teyonah Parris and Tambella Perry of Fox’s latest film, The Clone Tyrone, told The Associated Press at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on June 28 that they miss their stars.
“I just hope he recovers,” Perry said. “Healing takes as long as it takes.”
Born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas in 1967, Foxx was a stand-up comedian before breaking into television in various roles in 1990 on the Fox Television musical comedy In Living Color.
Fox won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic Ray, and won a Grammy in 2010 for the song “Blame It.”
His other credits include ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’, ‘Collateral’ and ‘Django Unchained’.