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By Jitin Gambhir

‘I went to hell and back’

Jamie Foxx revealed that he endured a challenging and traumatic experience that landed him in the hospital. In a heartfelt video posted on Instagram, the Oscar winner expressed his gratitude for being alive and shared his journey of recovery. He tearfully admitted that he didn’t want his fans to see him in such a vulnerable state, but now he’s ready to share his story.

During the emotional video, Foxx emphasized that he is not blind or paralyzed, and he assured his followers that he is on the path to recovery. Although he didn’t disclose the specifics of his illness, he credited his sister and daughter for saving his life.

Foxx expressed his love and appreciation for his family and the medical professionals who supported him through this difficult time. He acknowledged the importance of having a strong support system during moments of crisis. Despite the challenges he faced, Foxx is determined to return to work and continue entertaining his fans.

Addressing rumors surrounding his health, Foxx made it clear that his eyes are functioning properly and he is not paralyzed. He expressed his love for his fans and thanked them for their overwhelming support.

In April, Foxx fell ill while filming his upcoming movie “Back in Action,” causing concern among those close to him. However, his daughter Corinne revealed the news on social media and asked for prayers for her father’s recovery.

Although this is the first time Foxx has publicly addressed his health scare, he previously took to Instagram in May to express his gratitude for the outpouring of love from his fans.

In the video, Foxx acknowledged that he may become emotional in public and burst into tears as he continues to process the trauma he experienced. However, he wants to be remembered for his humor, talent, and the impact he has made through his movies and music.

Foxx concluded the video by expressing his gratitude to the people who helped him through this challenging time, including his loved ones and God. He assured his followers that he is on the road to recovery and will be back stronger than ever.


Jamie Foxx said he went to “hell and back” as he spoke out for the first time since being hospitalized following a mysterious “medical complication” in April.

The Oscar winner, 55, fought back tears as he divulged on the “hellish” experience he went through in an emotional video on Instagram Friday night.

“I went through something I thought I would never ever go through,” Foxx said, informing his 16 million followers he’s not “blind” or “paralyzed.”

“I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear an update but to be honest with you, I didn’t want you to see me like that man,’ he admitted, with tears in his eyes,” he went on.

“I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, or a television show. I didn’t want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through.”

The actor didn’t disclose his illness, but is finally “on the road to recovery.”

Foxx praised his sister, Deondra Dixon, and daughter, Corinne Foxx, 29, for saving his life.

The actor didn't disclose his illness, but said he is finally "on the road to recovery."
The actor didn’t disclose his illness, but said he is finally “on the road to recovery.”
The actor said he's been "to hell and back" after suffering a mysterious health scare in April.
The actor said he’s been “to hell and back” after his hospitalization.

“To them, to God, to a lot of great medical people, I’m able to leave you this video,” Foxx said.

“I cannot tell you how great it feels to have your family kick in in such a way, and y’all know they kept it airtight, they didn’t let nothing out, they protected me, and that’s what I hope that everyone could have in moments like these. But, I’m coming back, and I am able to work.”

A selfie of Jamie Foxx wearing sunglasses.
The “Beat Shazam” experienced a “medical complication” in April.

Foxx said his eyes are “working just fine,” proving that he’s “not paralyzed.”

“I just want to say I love everybody and I love all the love that I got,” he added.

While those close to Foxx had been tight-lipped on what exactly caused him to be hospitalized, his daughter Corinne revealed in April that her famous dad fell ill in the middle of production on his upcoming movie “Back in Action.”

The Oscar winner, 55, fought back tears as he divulged on the "hellish" experience he went through in an emotional video on Instagram Friday night.
The Oscar winner, 55, fought back tears as he divulged on the “hellish” experience he went through in an emotional video on Instagram Friday night.
Foxx was seen on a Chicago street earlier getting into a car after helping a woman.
Foxx was seen on a Chicago street earlier this month getting into a car after helping a woman.
Quan Ellis/Instagram

He did, however, publicly speak out via Instagram in May to thank his fans for “all the love,” adding that he felt “blessed.”

Foxx was seen getting choked up in Friday’s video, warning fans that they are likely to see him “burst into tears” with gratitude in public.

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“Man, I know they talk about people crying on videos… but I’m not going to do a take two, it is what is is,” he shared. “If you see me out from now on and every once in a while I just burst into tears, it’s just because it’s been tough, man. I was sick, man. But now I got my legs under me, so you’re gonna see me out.”

“Like I said, I want you to remember me for the jokes that I crack and movies that I make — some of them good, some of them ain’t, and songs that I sing.”

“I am here on Earth because of some great people… and God,” he said. “I’m on my way back.”

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