In a recent interview with Extra, Nick Cannon discussed the topic of actor Jamie Foxx's health. When he was asked to give an update, Cannon revealed that Foxx would prefer to update the public himself, "when he's ready." Cannon went on to claim that what the public currently knows is the only information Foxx and his family wants them to know for now.
In the interview, Cannon describes being asked to fill in for Foxx amid his hospitalization. It was revealed in May that Cannon would be filling in for Foxx as the host of the series, Beat Shazam. "I was like, 'I'll do anything for Jamie,'" he explained. "'Once I get the blessing I'm there.'" Cannon then discussed having respect for how Foxx has handled the situation. "He's always been somebody who is extremely professional and extremely private," he explained. He added, "He's handled this situation with the same manner, you only can respect that." The interviewer later asks him to give a health update on Foxx. Cannon said, “As a friend, just being as respectful as I can, I don’t pry. I don’t ask any other questions.” He claims, "When he's ready, he’s going to address the awaiting fans in the world in the way that only he can."
Nick Cannon Says Foxx Is "Extremely Private"
“We wanted to share that my father Jamie Foxx experienced a medical complication yesterday,” Foxx's daughter Corinne shared on social media in April. She added, “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.” Following the news of Foxx's hospitalization, Cannon wrote on social media, "I literally have been saying prayers out loud." He added, "I know he’s doing so much better."
Various rumors about Foxx's health status have been circulating since the actor's hospitalization. Recently A.J. Benza alleged that Foxx has been left partially blind and paralyzed following the medical complication, despite lack of evidence. He also alleged that the complications arose following Foxx receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and many social media users are calling his allegations "irresponsible." None of the rumors surrounding Foxx's health have been confirmed.