Jamie Foxx is a multi-talented and award-winning actor, singer, comedian, and producer, who has starred in movies such as Ray, Django Unchained, Collateral, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is also known for his music career, which has earned him several Grammy Awards and Billboard hits. However, earlier this year, Jamie Foxx health changed. He faced a life-threatening health crisis, which left him unable to walk and almost took his life. In a recent event, Foxx revealed the details of his ordeal and how he overcame it.
On Monday, December 4, Jamie Foxx attended the Critics Choice Association Celebration of Cinema & Television: Honoring Black, Latino and AAPI Achievements event in Los Angeles, where he received the Vanguard Award for his contributions to the entertainment industry. During his acceptance speech, Foxx thanked everyone who supported him during his difficult time, and shared his gratitude for being alive.
Jamie Foxx: “I couldn’t walk six months ago”
“I want to thank everybody. I’ve been through something, I’ve been through some things,” Jamie Foxx, 55, said. “It’s crazy, I couldn’t [walk on stage] six months ago. I couldn’t actually walk.” He added that he was “not a clone,” and that he had learned to “cherish every minute now” since being hospitalized in April after suffering a medical emergency.
“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,” he continued. He then joked, “It was hot in that tunnel, so I didn’t know where I was going. ‘S–t, am I going to the right place?’ I see the devil going, ‘C’mon, now.’”
Jamie Foxx also thanked his fellow celebrities for “all of the prayers” they sent him, as well as the cast and crew of his new movie, The Burial, which he filmed after his recovery. He also thanked his sister and daughter for keeping the specifics of his health condition quiet. “I can only say that you need somebody like that in your corner,” he said. (Foxx shares daughter Corrine, 29, with ex Connie Kline and daughter Anelise, 15, with ex Kristin Grannis.)
“I have a new respect for life, I have a new respect for my art,” he said. “I watched so many movies and listened to so many songs trying to have the time go by. Don’t give up on your art, man. … I want to say six months ago I couldn’t fathom that this could happen or that I would be here, but as I walk up here to this microphone and get this Vanguard Award, all I can say is ‘Lord, have mercy, Jesus.’”
No update on Jamie Foxx health Issue
Regarding Jamie Foxx health, he did not reveal the exact nature of his medical complication, but according to reports, he was hospitalized while filming his upcoming movie Back in Action, leaving costar Cameron Diaz to continue filming scenes with Foxx’s body double. His daughter Corrine said in a statement at the time that he was “already on his way to recovery,” thanks to “quick action and great care.” She later shared on her Instagram Story that he had been “out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating.” Mike Tyson, who is a friend of Foxx and whose biopic Foxx is set to star in, claimed in May that the Oscar winner experienced a stroke.
By August, Jamie Foxx said he was “starting to feel like myself” again. “It’s been an unexpected dark journey … but I can see the light,” he captioned a series of Instagram pics on August 16. “I’m thankful to everyone that reached out and sent well wishes and prayers … I have a lot of people to thank … u just don’t know how much it meant … I will be thanking all of you personally … and if you didn’t know … GOD IS GOOD … all day every day.”
We are glad to see that Jamie Foxx is doing well and back on his feet. He is an inspiration to many, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.