- Jamie Foxx is updating fans on his health for the first time since being hospitalized earlier in the year.
- The 55-year-old actor has been battling an undisclosed medical condition that landed him in hospital.
- “I’ve been to hell and back, and my road to recovery also has potholes, but I’m coming back.”
In the video, Foxx talks about his time in the hospital and gets emotional while thanking everyone for their love and support. “Thank you (you) a billion to everyone…it’s been a long road but all the prayers from the great people and from God got me through…. 🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️,” he captioned the post.
While details of what happened to send him to the hospital are scarce, the star offered some insight. “I’ve been to hell and back and my road to recovery also had potholes, but I’m coming back,” Foxx said in the video. He said what he had been through was difficult. “I went through something that I thought I would never go through,” he said.
The star explained why he kept his condition a secret and thanked his daughter, family and doctors for their help while maintaining his privacy. “And I know a lot of people were expecting or wanting to hear updates, but to be honest with you, I just didn’t want you to see me like this, man,” he said. “I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, a TV show. I didn’t want you to see me with short hits of me trying to figure out if I was going to make it.
Many of Foxx’s famous friends showed their support for him in the comments. “God is good!!!!!!!! Sending love to Jamie❤️❤️❤️,” Viola Davis writing. Tracee Ellis Ross commented, “Sending you so much love!!!” Will Smith replied, “Awww Man!! Who’s cutting the onions?? Love you Foxx!! Your light is needed and appreciated right now!”
Celebrities weren’t the only ones worried about Foxx – fans flooded the comments with well wishes for the actor. “Man, I was so worried about you for a minute,” one fan commented. “So happy to hear you’ve reached a milestone. Lots of love and get well soon bro. Another wrote: ‘So glad you made it!!!’
Fans were shocked when Foxx was hospitalized for an undisclosed reason in April. (The last film of the star They cloned Tyrone, just released July 21 on Netflix.)
“I’m able to work, so I want to thank everyone who let me work,” Foxx said. “And I just wanted to say that I love everyone and I love all the love that I have.” The actor started crying and revealed it was his first and only take of the video, and sometimes he bursts into tears “because it was hard”.
By the end of the clip, Foxx’s smile was on and he was even joking about the rumors that he was cloned. The actor said he wants to be remembered for his jokes, movies and music. Before turning off the camera, Foxx said a final “thank you” and left fans with hopeful words.
“I’m here on Earth because of great people,” Foxx said. “I’m here on Earth because of God man. So I love you all. Just wanted to jump in here and let you know I’m on my way back.
Isabella Cavallo is a freelance editorial assistant at Prevention. She graduated from Binghamton University with a BA in English: Literature and Rhetoric. Isabella became passionate about health journalism after being diagnosed and treated for a rare cancer. When she’s not writing, you can find her listening to music, playing Bananagrams, or running in Central Park.