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What Happened to Jamie Foxx? Here's the Latest Health Update

Jamie Foxx was hospitalized after suffering a "medical complication." What exactly happened to him? Here's what we know about his health.


May 23 2023, Updated 10:01 a.m. ET

Actor Jamie Foxx is still on the mend after experiencing what sounds like a fairly serious medical issue. In a statement posted to Instagram on April 12, 2023, Jamie's daughter Corinne Foxx said that her father had been hospitalized after a "medical complication" and was in recovery.

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On May 12, Corinne updated fans and said her father has been "out of the hospital for weeks." TMZ reported on May 15 that Jamie is staying in a rehabilitation facility in Chicago. Fans are thankful Jamie is seemingly OK, but are still concerned about his health.

What happened to Jamie Foxx? Here's what we know.

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What happened to Jamie Foxx?

"We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday," Corrine wrote in her April statement, which was sent on behalf of the entire Foxx family. "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."

While few details about the actual medical issue have been shared, it's clear that the incident was fairly serious. Jamie was able to receive treatment almost immediately and was still in the hospital as of May 3.

On May 23, 2023, Mike Tyson told the PBD Podcast that he heard Jamie reportedly suffered a stroke, per Page Six. However, those reports remain unconfirmed by Jamie's family.

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Jamie Foxx had not publicly spoken about a health issue before he ended up in the hospital.

Whatever health complications Jamie is currently dealing with, it seems like it was a fairly sudden issue. Jamie had been active on social media right up until the incident. On May 3, 2023, he gave his social media followers an update by posting a simple Instagram thanking everyone for their love and support. "Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed," he wrote.

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Jamie Foxx is not hosting Season 6 of 'Beat Shazam.'

Jamie has been the host of the Fox game show Beat Shazam, but since it was slated to start production shortly after Jamie entered the hospital, he is not involved in Season 6. Corinne was also on in the show as the DJ, but she is taking a break as well.

That said, Deadline announced on May 15 that the Foxx family would host a new unscripted Fox game show We Are Family in 2024, doing double duty with Beat Shazam.

Nick Cannon is hosting Beat Shazam Season 6, and Kelly Osbourne is up in the DJ booth, per Page Six. Season 6 premieres on Fox on May 23.

Our thoughts go out to Jamie's loved ones at this time.

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