A representative for Jamie Foxx recently responded to rumors circulating surrounding the actor's recent health complications. Late last month, gossip columnist A.J. Benza appeared on Dr. Drew Pinksy's online show, Ask Dr. Drew, where he spoke on the status of Foxx's health. Benza claimed at the time that a source close to the situation told him that Foxx's health issues arose after he got a COVID-19 booster shot. He further stated that Foxx felt "pressured" to receive the shot in order to film his new movie. Benza also alleged that Foxx had developed a clot in his brain which left him "partially paralyzed and blind." Many have called Benza's claims "irresponsible."
Following the rumors, Foxx's representative has said that claims made about the actor's health were "completely inaccurate." Last month, Foxx's daughter Corinne took to social media to also share a brief update on her father's health. "Sad to see how the media runs wild. My Dad has been out of the hospital for weeks, recuperating," she said on Instagram. "In fact, he was playing pickleball yesterday! Thanks for everyone's prayers and support!"
Foxx's Health Scare
Earlier this month, Nick Cannon also spoke on the status of Foxx's health. In an interview with Extra, Cannon was asked to address his longtime friend's recent health scare. “When he’s ready, he’s going to address the awaiting fans in the world in the way that only he can," he told the outlet. Following Foxx's hospitalization, Cannon was asked to fill in for Foxx as the host of the series, Beat Shazam.
Foxx is reportedly undergoing physical rehabilitation at a Chicago facility known to provide some of the best care in the country. Foxx's family has been seen visiting the actor at the facility while he undergoes treatment. According to a source, he has been at the facility since April and is "recovering well."