Jamie Foxx has broken his silence with his first update for fans since he was hospitalized with a medical complication three weeks ago.
The Django Unchained star was was taken to hospital following an unspecified incident on Tuesday, April 11, with his daughter, Corinne Foxx, breaking the news to the public.
“We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday,” Corinne wrote in a post on Instagram.
“Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery.
“We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family asks for privacy during this time. Much love, The Foxx Family.”
Foxx himself remained silent, and as the days passed and there was no new information, unease began to grow among his fans.
That was hardly helped earlier this week when one of the actor’s closest friends made a public appeal asking for prayers.
Charlie Mack, a hip hop figure, film producer, and a “brother” to Foxx, wrote on Instagram: “I need you all to constantly keep our beloved brotha @iamjamiefoxx up whom we all love & care for dearly in our Hearts, Minds & Prayers!!!! We need you back Bro @iamjamiefoxx you’re fighter, strong & resilient so I know your fortitude. Your not going out like that.
“As I always state a true champion isn’t the one that wins, it’s the one that meets & overcomes adversity!! You’re test becomes your testimony!! We all can’t wait to receive you back home to celebrate, laugh with and applaud you!!” he continued. “With the mercy from Allah The Creator of the Heavens & Earth!!! Oh Allah I come before you yet once again humbly asking please heal & restore our brotha @iamjamiefoxx stronger & better than before!!! I have absolutely no shame in asking pleading & begging for your merciful healing powers over our brotha now in your time not ours for miracle. I must & will thank you in advance your gracious humble servant Kareem Abdullah aka Charlie Mack Ameen!”
The reason for Foxx’s hospitalization has still not been clarified, though a source told People in April that the Oscar-winner was “awake and alert.”
“He’s OK, thank God,” they said. “He’s still in the hospital and doctors are running tests but he’s awake and alert. They’re keeping him under observation.”
The incident occurred while Foxx was in the middle of filming Back in Action, though he was not on set when the complication took place. And People reported he was not transported to the medical facility via emergency vehicle.
Three weeks on and Foxx has finally broken his silence to thank fans for all of their love and support. The 55-year-old wrote on Instagram:
“Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed.”
The actor also posted to his Instagram story to give Nick Cannon a shoutout for filling in on his hosting duties for the pending season of Beat Shazam.
Foxx wrote: “Appreciate ya my boy @nickcannon. See u all soon.”
Here’s to praying Jamie Foxx’s condition continues to improve and he can get back to doing what he – and we – love most.
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