Jamie Foxx recovering after “medical complication”

Jamie Foxx was hospitalized but is recovering quickly after suffering a “medical complication” while filming Back in Action.

Last Updated on April 28, 2023

Jamie Foxx

Actor Jamie Foxx (the second x is silent) is recovering after being taken to the hospital following an undisclosed “medical complication” on Wednesday.

Jamie Foxx’s daughter, Corinne, posted the following on Instagram: “We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday. 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.” No further details from the family or officials have been provided at this time, but that the news of both the “complication” and his recovery came in the same post should indicate there is nothing too serious that will keep Foxx down for long.

The incident occurred in Atlanta, where Jamie Foxx is currently filming the Netflix action-comedy Back in Action alongside Cameron Diaz, Glenn Close and Kyle Chandler and under the direction of Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Baywatch). Of note, Back in Action was expected to wrap filming this week, although there’s no word on if this has been delayed due to its star. The movie has garnered much attention for marking Diaz’s return to the big screen after a nearly decade-long hiatus. Foxx and Diaz previously shared credits on 2014’s Annie and Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday (1999).

Jamie Foxx has kept busy with some high-profile movies as of late, like Pixar’s Oscar-winning Soul and reprising his role as Electro in Spider-Man: No Way Home. In addition to Back in Action, Foxx has a number of other projects lined up. One that fans won’t be seeing anytime soon–if ever–is Foxx’s coulda-been directorial debut All-Star Weekend, which was shelved over concerns about the casting of Robert Downey Jr. as a Mexican character, despite him only briefly appearing in the movie. At the time, Foxx said, “It’s been tough…with the lay of the land of comedy…We’re trying to break open those sensitive corners where people go back to laughing again.”

What is your favorite Jamie Foxx movie and performance? Send your best wishes to Foxx in the comments section below.

Source: Variety

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