How Jamie Foxx bounced back from the mysterious health crisis that nearly killed him


Things seemed grim for Jamie Foxx in April after he experienced a “medical complication” and was admitted to the hospital. For months, the actor’s family kept a very tight lid on his condition, but insiders told TMZ that Jamie “needs all the prayers and well-wishes his fans can muster.” Again, thing did not look good. One media outlet even said his family was “hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.”

The hospitalization had “a domino effect” for the movies and TV shows in which Jamie was involved, and all projects were put on hold. One month after the “medical complication,” Jamie broke his silence but remained mum on what was ailing him. 

All these months later and Jamie’s mystery health condition has yet to be publicly known. The Oscar winner, though, has bounced back and has been seen in ad campaigns on boats and vacationing. He’s even promoting his new film “The Burial.”

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Because of Jamie Foxx’s health, production of his upcoming Netflix film “Back in Action” was shut down and Nick Cannon was forced to sub for him on his game show “Beat Shazam.” On May 3, the actor broke his silence on the undisclosed “medical complication” that sent him to the hospital, sharing two posts on Instagram after weeks of silence. “Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed,” he wrote on his page. He also thanked Nick for swooping in to help with his show, writing, “Appreciate ya my boy @nickcannon” on his Instagram Stories. “See u all soon,” he added.

Around that same time, Jamie’s family was seen visiting him at a rehab facility that specializes in stroke recovery, traumatic brain injury rehab, spinal cord injury rehab and cancer rehabilitation.


Jamie Foxx was seen relaxing and waving at fans on a boat in the Chicago River on July 9 — it was the first time he’d been seen in public since his hospitalization. “Boat life [fox emoji] Celebrating summer with @brownsugarbbn Stay blessed!,” he tweeted afterward. The day prior, Jamie also got in some swings at a local Topgolf driving range. A source told TMZ that Jame chatted with friends and family while swinging the club. His swing was reportedly “strong.” “He was walking regular, not dragging his leg. His arm movements were definitely good,” the source said. “He was just regular Jamie.”


The reemergence of Jamie Foxx continued on July 22 when he posted an Instagram picture of himself atop a gold race car outside of a Las Vegas hotel. The photo was meant to promote online sports betting company BetMGM and the upcoming F1 Grand Prix in November in Vegas. “Thankful for my @betmgm family and a great few nights in Vegas. We got BIG things coming soon,” he tweeted. A photographer later commented on the post, writing, “As always it was a great experience working with you the last 2 days.” Other sources involving in the photo shoot said Jamie didn’t miss a beat.

The Oscar winner also attended the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami, where he partied with  Meek Mill and LeBron James.

Clearly, his health was improving and his career was nowhere near the finish line.


Jamie Foxx spoke about how “thankful” he was in August and he seemed to make reference to his health crisis. “Finally startin to feel like myself… it’s been an unexpected dark journey… but I can see the light,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m thankful to everyone that reached out and sent well wishes and prayers… I have a lot of people to thank… u just don’t know how much it meant… I will be thanking all of you personally… and if you didn’t know… GOD IS GOOD… all day every day.” Jamie said he was “back and better” and “back in the driver’s seat.”

He later added, “Crisis does not create character… it reveals it.”


Jamie Foxx’s recovery has taken him south of the border with his lady love several times in September. Over Labor Day weekend the “Ray” star was pictured in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with his girlfriend, Alyce Huckstepp. Jamie appeared happy and healthy while holding hands with Alyce. The couple returned to Cabo a few weeks later. A witness told TMZ that Jamie and Alyce seemed “very happy” and looked smitten.


Amid dire speculation about his health, in May Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corinne said that her dad was “well.” She even claimed he’d recently played pickleball. She was probably telling the truth. In late September, the Oscar winner appeared in a video with YouTuber David Dobrik on the pickleball court. “Hey, yo, we the new duo,” he told the camera. He later challenged professional pickleball player Tyson McGuffin to a match. “Come on, baby, we good right now.” Jamie said. 

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