Jamie Foxx update: Actor’s daughter says he’s “doing amazing” after health scare

The Oscar-winning actor suffered an unknown medical emergency in April last year

Jamie Foxx‘s daughter Corinne has provided an update on her father’s wellbeing following his health scare last year.

In April 2023, the Oscar-winning actor was hospitalised after suffering an unspecified health emergency when he was filming his new Netflix movie Back In Action. Details about the nature of his medical complication still remain unknown.

“He’s doing so great, he’s doing amazing,” Corinne told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m so grateful to be able to work on [Beat Shazam] with him and spend so much time with him.” 

She added: “He’s playing a lot of pickleball! That man and pickleball; it’s like he’s playing twice a day every day. It’s a whole thing. He’s fully in it.”


Foxx recently returned to work on the musical game show, Beat Shazam, which he hosts with Corinne, as well as his new film Back In Action, which was interrupted due to his medical emergency. The actor was spotted back on the set of the film in January, along with his co-star Cameron Diaz.

Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx speaks onstage during The Critics Choice Association’s Celebration Of Cinema & Television: Honoring Black, Latino And AAPI Achievements at Fairmont Century Plaza on December 04, 2023 in Los Angeles, California (CREDIT: Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association)

In August last year, Foxx took to Instagram to provide an update on his health, telling his followers that he was “finally starting to feel like myself”.


“You’re lookin at a man who is thankful,” he wrote. “Finally startin to feel like myself… it’s been an unexpected dark journey… but I can see the light… I’m thankful to everyone that reached out and sent well wishes and prayers…”

“I have a lot of people to thank… u just don’t know how much it meant… I will be thanking all of you personally… and if you didn’t know… GOD IS GOOD… all day every day…”

The actor has made a few public appearances since his hospitalisation. The first came in mid July when he was seen waving at fans while riding a yacht down the Chicago river. Around the same time, he was also recorded saving a woman’s purse in Chicago, Illinois.

In December 2023, the actor appeared at an award ceremony hosted by Critics Choice Association, where accepted the Vanguard Award. In his emotional, 12-minute speech, Foxx told the audience that he “saw the tunnel” during his spate of illness.

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