Oscar-winning American actor Jamie Foxx is out of hospital and recuperating from an unspecified medical emergency, his daughter and publicist said Friday.
Last month, the 55-year-old Foxx was rushed to a medical facility in the state of Georgia, where he was filming a Netflix movie at the time.
No details on his medical condition had been divulged since, leading to some speculation that the “Django Unchained” star could be deteriorating.
But Corinne Foxx dispelled those rumors in an Instagram post Friday.
“Sad to see how the media runs wild. My Dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating. In fact, he was playing pickleball yesterday!” she wrote.
Foxx’s publicist confirmed the news to AFP, without providing further detail.
Foxx, an actor, comedian and Grammy-winning singer, won an Academy Award in 2005 for the Ray Charles musical biopic “Ray,” and was also Oscar-nominated for “Collateral” that same year.
He was recently filming “Back in Action,” co-starring Cameron Diaz, in Georgia.
In her initial post April 12, Corinne Foxx wrote that her father had “experienced a medical complication” but “due to quick action and great care he is already on his way to recovery.”
Foxx himself last week posted a message on the social media platform, simply reading: “Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed.”
“We wanted to share that my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday,” Corinne, 29, said in a statement posted on social media on 12 April.
“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,” she added. “The family asks for privacy during this time.”
Conflicting accounts of Foxx’s status emerged in the weeks since he was admitted to hospital. While most reports suggested that the actor was recovering, one source told Radar on Tuesday (9 May) that his friends and family were “hoping for the best – but preparing for the worst”.
On 20 April, Bad Boys star Martin Lawrence told Extra that Foxx was “doing better”.
“My prayers go out for him every night and just wishing the best for him, one of the best that we got in Hollywood. Not only one of the best entertainers, but a good person,” he added.
Foxx broke his silence on social media on 3 May, thanking fans for their support.
“Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed [prayer, heart and fox emoji],” the actor shared on his Instagram Story.
Foxx also thanked Nick Cannon for stepping in to replace him as host of the Fox game show, Beat Shazam.“Everybody at FOX Entertainment wishes Jamie well as he continues his recovery, and we greatly appreciate Nick’s willingness to jump in and help this summer,” Beat Shazam announced on Instagram.“Man, I’m praying. I literally have been saying prayers out loud,” Cannon said of Foxx.
On 4 May, comedian Kevin Hart also suggested that Foxx was on the road to recovery.
“The dope thing is that he’s getting better in his situation, and everybody’s prayers, everybody’s love, energy, all that stuff is seen and felt [by him],” Hart told hosts Logan Paul and Mike Majlak on their Impaulsive podcast.
“In this case, you just want the guy to get out of the situation and get back home.”
Hart continued: “I don’t know the details – or the exact details – as to what’s going on, but to my knowledge, there’s a lot of progression and a world of better.”