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Three months after a mysterious medical condition caused him to be hospitalized, actor and Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx broke his silence with an emotional Instagram video Friday night.
Jamie Foxx has been at the center of recent speculation regarding his health after reports emerged claiming he had a blood clot in his brain thought to be caused by an experimental COVID vaccine.
According to details provided by Hollywood journalist AJ Benza, Foxx allegedly suffered from partial paralysis and blindness, among other complications, following his vaccine administration.
“Jamie had a blood clot in his brain after he was injected. He didn’t want a shot, but a movie he was in, he was pressured to get it,” Benza said during an interview with Dr. Drew.
Foxx’s health scare initially came to light during filming with Cameron Diaz earlier this year, where he was hospitalized for a serious condition.
Since being admitted to hospital, Foxx’s family has remained tight-lipped about the specific details of his condition, but speculation is rife. Many suggested the actor had suffered a stroke, which was further fueled by Foxx’s stint at a Chicago facility specializing in stroke recovery.
Mike Tyson confirmed this speculation and in a podcast interview with Patrick Bet-David, Tyson stated Foxx was “not feeling well.”
The former heavyweight champion continued, “They said he (Foxx) had a stroke. I don’t know what happened to him.”
However, in an emotional Instagram video, Foxx addressed his fans in person for the first time since his health scare.
“First of all, I want to thank everyone who has prayed, guys, and messaged me. I can’t even begin to tell you how far it has taken me and how it has brought me back,” he said.
Overcoming the weight of his ordeal, Foxx revealed, “I went through something I thought I would never go through.”
While he acknowledged the public’s concern and anticipation for updates, he expressed hesitation about publicly sharing details of his condition.
“I just don’t want you to look at me like that, man… I don’t want you to look at me with the tube running low and trying to figure out if I’m going to make it,” he said.
Foxx also took the opportunity to address the rumours, allaying fears that he was going blind or paralyzed.
“Some people say I’m blind? But as you can see, the eyes work. You say I’m paralyzed? I’m not paralyzed. But I actually went through… I went to hell and back. And my road to recovery also had some potholes,” he said.
“That’s hard, man. I was sick, man, but now my feet are under me, so you will see me out,” he added.
In the video, Foxx shares that his sister, Deidre Dixon, and daughter Corinne Marie, played a critical role in his recovery, effectively “saving his life.” He further thanked the medical professionals involved in his care and praised his family’s resilience and wisdom during this difficult time.
“I can’t tell you how great it feels to have your family that way. And you all know, they keep it airtight. They don’t let anything out. They protect me,” he said.
Foxx stated he wants to be remembered for his laughter, his films, and his music rather than his recent illness.