Jamie Foxx was ‘ball of energy’ in one of first acting gigs since hospitalization – TheFantasyTimes

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By Jitin Gambhir

Jamie Foxx was ‘ball of energy’ in one of first acting gigs since hospitalization

Jamie Foxx displayed his exceptional talent and energy when he returned to work after a mysterious health scare. Kristen Radford Thom, who collaborated with the Academy Award winner on BetMGM’s recent promotional campaign in July, praised Foxx for being kind, humble, and hilarious. She described him as a ball of energy and mentioned that he felt comfortable enough with the crew to open up about his situation, albeit without divulging the specifics. Thom added that Foxx was incredibly nice and funny, with unmatched improvisational skills that left the entire set in fits of laughter. She also emphasized his natural talent.

Geno Burmester, the creative director for the advertising agency 72andSunny, commended Foxx for bringing his charismatic energy to every take. Burmester revealed that Foxx entertained the crew with jokes, stories, and spot-on impressions even when the cameras were off. He also mentioned that Foxx showcased his musical talent by playing the piano on set.

In April, Foxx had been hospitalized due to an undisclosed medical complication. However, just a few months later, he was seen enjoying life on the set of the commercial and sailing down the Chicago River on a luxurious boat. Foxx later took to Instagram to share that he had gone through a challenging time during his illness but didn’t want his fans to see him in such a vulnerable state. He wanted them to see him happy and thriving in his work. Fortunately, he has since recovered and expressed gratitude for the well wishes he received.

While Foxx has remained private about the specifics of his health scare, he revealed in August that he was finally feeling like himself again. He shared this update on Instagram, along with a message of appreciation for the support he received. Since filming the commercial, Foxx has also been spotted taking a vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with his girlfriend, Alyce Huckstepp.

Jamie Foxx brought his “A-game” when returning to work after his mysterious health scare.

Kristen Radford Thom, who worked with the Oscar winner on BetMGM’s latest promotional campaign in July, told People Friday that Foxx was “kind and humble and hilarious — all wrapped up in a ball of energy!”

The actress also said the movie star was comfortable enough with the crew that he just “opened up” to the cast.

“As private as he is, he was pretty open to our table about his situation without telling us exactly what happened,” Thom added.

“He was the nicest. He was funny. His improv abilities are unmatched. The entire set was laughing at his jokes. He is talented, in the most natural way.”

Jamie Foxx
Co-star Kristen Radford Thom recalled how Foxx “opened up” to the cast about his recent scare “without telling [them] exactly what happened.”

Geno Burmester, the creative director for the advertising agency 72andSunny, told the outlet that Foxx “brought his charismatic energy to every take.”


“From minute one on set, he was laughing and cracking jokes with the crew — not to mention that was actually him on the piano, tickling the ivories.”

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“He’s also always on, even when the camera’s off, telling the crew some of the best stories you’ve ever heard and doing impressions that make you do a double take, they’re so spot on,” Burmester gushed.

The same month Foxx, 55, was having fun on the commercial’s set, he was seen full of life while sailing down the Chicago River on a mega-boat in his first public sighting since his hospitalization.

Jamie Foxx
Foxx was hospitalized in April for an unknown “medical complication.”

Soon after, Foxx took to Instagram to share that he went through “hell and back” during his mysterious illness just three months prior.

“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,” the “Ray” star elaborated.

“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.”

Jamie Foxx
However, Foxx has since bounced back and even shared in August that he is “finally” starting to “feel like” himself.

While Foxx has kept the details of his medical scare close to the chest, the award-winning actor shared in August that he was “finally” getting back to his normal self.

“Finally startin to feel like myself… it’s been an unexpected dark journey… but I can see the light,” he shared via Instagram at the time, thanking those who had sent him well wishes during his recovery.

Since filming his latest commercial, Foxx has also been spotted enjoying some vacation time with his girlfriend, Alyce Huckstepp, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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