After three months of silence following a sudden medical emergency that required hospitalization, Oscar-winning actor and singer Jamie Foxx opened up about his health crisis in an emotional Instagram video Friday evening.
Jamie Foxx has been the subject of recent health rumors after reports surfaced suggesting he had a brain blood clot, potentially induced by the COVID vaccine.
Hollywood reporter AJ Benza had previously revealed that Foxx had experienced partial paralysis and vision loss, along with other complications, after the vaccination.
“Jamie had a blood clot in his brain after he was shot. He didn’t want the shot, but the film he was on, he was pressured to get it,” Benza said during an interview with Dr. Drew.
Foxx’s medical emergency went public while filming the movie alongside Cameron Diaz earlier this year, leading to his hospitalization.
After the hospitalization, Foxx’s family refrained from discussing the details of his condition, leading to widespread speculation. Many believed the actor had suffered a stroke, a theory further supported by his stay at a Chicago center known for stroke rehabilitation.
These conjectures were confirmed by Mike Tyson in a podcast interview with Patrick Bet-David, where Tyson mentioned that Foxx is “not doing well”.
The former boxing champion said: “They said (Foxx) had a stroke. I have no idea what happened to him.”
However, in a heartfelt Instagram video, Foxx addressed his fans directly for the first time since his health incident.
🚨➡️ BREAKING: Jamie Foxx makes his first public statement since his public health scare in April. He said, “I’ve been to hell and back.” pic.twitter.com/mPfaln6puM
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“First of all, I want to thank everyone who’s been praying man and sending me messages. I can’t even begin to tell you how far it brought me and how it brought me back,” he said.
“I went through something that I thought would never, ever happen,” he added.
Despite the public’s curiosity and eagerness for updates, she shared her reluctance to openly disclose her health issues.
“I didn’t want you to see me like this, man… I didn’t want you to see me with tubes coming out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it,” he continued.
Foxx also addressed rumors circulating about his condition, dispelling fears of blindness or paralysis.
“Some people said I was blind? But as you can see, the eyes are working. Did I say I was paralyzed? I’m not paralyzed. But I went through … I went to hell and back. And my road to recovery had some bumps, too,” he said.
“It’s been tough, man. I was sick, man, but now I’ve got my legs under me, so you’ll see me out,” he added.
In the video, Foxx revealed the crucial role his sister Deidre Dixon and daughter Corinne Marie played in his recovery, essentially crediting them with “saving his life.” He expressed his gratitude to the medical team responsible for his care and praised his family’s resilience and confidentiality during these difficult times.
“I can’t tell you how great it feels to have your family come in like that. And you all know, they kept it tight. They didn’t let anything out. They protected me,” she said.
Foxx stated that he wanted to be remembered for his jovial nature, his films and his music rather than his recent illness.
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