I am not paralysed: Jamie Foxx assures comeback to fans in Instagram post

Actor Jamie Foxx, who was hospitalised earlier this year forcing him out of the spotlight, on Saturday said he was on his way to recovery and a comeback.

A picture shared by Jamie Foxx on his Instagram page. Photo courtesy: Jamie Foxx Instagram

In April, his daughter Corrine Foxx said he had experienced a "medical complication", but the family did not share details about his health issue, reports BBC.

Foxx shared a video on his Instagram page where he thanked his family for keeping details on the issue "airtight".

“First of all, I wanna say thank you to everybody that’s prayed, man, and sent me messages,” he said.

He assured his fans he was neither paralysed nor blind.  


A post shared by Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx)

In the video, he said: "I cannot even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back."


He said he did not want his fans to see him "with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through".

"I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie [or] television show," Foxx, who is best known for his comic roles, said.

Foxx said he had been "to hell and back" and his "road to recovery had some potholes as well".

However, he added, "I'm coming back and I'm able to work".

Jamie Foxx, who is an American actor, comedian, and singer,  received acclaim for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the film Ray (2004), winning the Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. 

That same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral.

Foxx gained his career breakthrough as a featured player in the sketch comedy show In Living Color until the show's end in 1994. 

Following this success, he was given his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, in which he starred, co-created and produced from 1996 to 2001. 

Foxx gained prominence for his film roles in Booty Call (1997), Ali (2001), Jarhead (2005), Dreamgirls (2006), Miami Vice (2006), Horrible Bosses (2011), Django Unchained (2012), Annie (2014), Baby Driver (2017), and Soul (2020). 

He played the supervillain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). 

For playing Walter McMillian in Just Mercy (2019) he received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

Sujoy Dhar
Sujoy Dhar

Sujoy Dhar is Group Editor of India Blooms News Service (IBNS), a 24x7 news portal cum wire service. A USA Today writer from India, he was formerly with Thomson Reuters and The Washington Times. He teaches journalism in several US universities.


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