Nick Cannon To Fill In As Host Of “Beat Shazam” Amid Jamie Foxx Hospitalization

Nick Cannon will be taking over Jamie Foxx’s role as the host of “Beat Shazam.”

BYCole Blake
Nick Cannon To Fill In As Host Of “Beat Shazam” Amid Jamie Foxx Hospitalization

Nick Cannon will be filling in as the host of the series, Beat Shazam, while Jamie Foxx remains hospitalized with an undisclosed medical emergency. The news comes after a report from TMZ revealed on Wednesday morning that the 55-yea-old actor has been hospitalized for over three weeks since his health scare. Foxx’s daughter, Corinne, who serves as a DJ on the game show will be replaced by Kelly Osbourne while she remains with her family.

Corinne provided the first update on her father back in April. “We wanted to share that my father Jamie Foxx experienced a medical complication yesterday,” she wrote at the time. “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.”

Jamie Foxx Hosting "Beat Shazam"

BEAT SHAZAM: L-R: Host Jamie Foxx and contestants in the Battle for Beyonce! season finale episode of BEAT SHAZAM airing Thursday, Aug. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

There haven't been any further details revealed about Foxx's status. On April 21, a source for PEOPLE told the outlet that he is “OK” but “still in the hospital.” Martin Lawrence also told Extra at the time that he’s heard positive updates. “Well, I hear he’s doing better,” he told the outlet at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star’s unveiling ceremony. “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.”

Nick Cannon also remarked that he's praying for Foxx during an interview with ET. “You see, I posted on Instagram," he said. "I literally have been saying prayers out loud. Words of affirmation for my big brother, I know he’s doing so much better. I’m actually about to do something special for him, and doing him a favor. I can’t really say what it is, but it’ll be out there soon. I was reluctant to go all the way there, and even talk about it, but he gave me the blessing, so it’s a beautiful thing. He’s awake. They say he’s alert, so, we love it.”

Foxx began hosting Beat Shazam when it launched on Fox back in 2017. In the time since, the show has put out five seasons and 64 episodes. Foxx's hospitalization came while filming a Netflix movie by Seth Gordon titled Back in Action in Atlanta with co-stars Cameron Diaz, Glenn Close, and Kyle Chandler.


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