- Actor and singer Jamie Foxx suffered a medical emergency during filming in Atlanta in April.
- Family and friends have kept Foxx’s health scare under wraps.
- Foxx didn’t reveal what his health complication was but said that he went to “hell and back.”
Jamie Foxx provided his first public update on his health since a medical scare in April that hospitalized the actor for at least a week.
Foxx experienced a “medical complication” while filming his upcoming Netflix film, “Back in Action,” in Atlanta, Georgia, his daughter Corinne Foxx previously revealed in April. Since then, his family and friends have kept the details of his medical condition tightly under wraps.
On Friday evening, the “Blame It” singer provided the most detailed update on his health status, holding back tears and cracking jokes on some of the rumors he’s heard about his mysterious medical condition.
“First of all, I want to say thank you to everybody that just prayed man, and sent me messages,” Foxx said in an Instagram video. “I cannot even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back.”
The Oscar-winning actor did not reveal what the health scare was but said he “went through something that I thought I would never ever go through.”
“I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear updates, but to be honest with you, I just didn’t want you to see me like that man … I didn’t want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was gonna make it through,” he said.
Foxx added that he went to “hell and back” and that his “road to recovery has some potholes as well.”
While the actor was holding back tears as he spoke, Foxx also made light of some of the bizarre rumors that spread in the absence of updates from him and his family and friends.
“Some people said I was blind, but as you can see, the eyes are working just fine,” he said, showing off his dexterity with his eyeballs.
It’s unclear how long Foxx was hospitalized. On May 3, Foxx broke his silence and posted on Instagram: “Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed.”
His daughter Corinne said in a social media post on May 12 that her dad “has been out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating.” Earlier this month, Foxx was spotted in public on a boat, smiling and waving at passersby.
“I just want you to remember me for the jokes that I crack, the movies that I make … and the songs that I sing,” he said.