Despite reports claiming Jamie Foxx is on life support after suffering a medical complication, his daughter Corinne Foxx issued a statement on Friday saying the Ray star is improving.
“Update from the family: Sad to see how the media runs wild,” Corinne wrote in an Instagram Story. “My dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating.”
She added, “In fact, he was playing pickleball yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s prayers and support! We have an exciting work announcement coming next week too!”
Corinne included a headline from an article saying Foxx’s family was “preparing for the worst.”
Although she did not include video or pictures of Jamie to silence the rumors.
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The initial report saying Jamie’s situation is dire came from Radar Online on May 9, and quoted an anonymous source.
“Jamie’s people are saying he’s doing OK and improving while doctors try to get to the bottom of his problems,” a source told the outlet. “But he wouldn’t be in a hospital this long if he was anything close to okay. His friends and family are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst!”
The story was picked up by multiple outlets and went viral.
Corinne first revealed on April 12, that her dad had been hospitalized.
“We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday (April 11),” she shared on Instagram. “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.”
Foxx had been in Atlanta shooting the upcoming Netflix movie Back in Action when he was hospitalized.
Filming was temporarily halted, but resumed days later with a stand-in actor.
On May 3, TMZ was the first outlet to report Foxx would not appear on the next season of the Fox game show Beat Shazam because he was still in the hospital, with sources urging fans to “pray for Jamie.”
Later in the day, the producers of Beat Shazam released a statement on Instagram announcing Nick Cannon would take over hosting duties.
“This season, not wanting fans of the game show to miss a minute of the fun, Nick Cannon has offered to fill in as a guest host for his friends, Jamie and Corinne Foxx,” the statement read.
Later that day, a statement on Jamie’s Instagram account said, “Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed.”
Since his hospitalization, friends and fans have been sending well-wishes to the actor and singer across social media.
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