Jamie Foxx is opening up for the first time about his medical scare.
On July 22, Foxx, 55, shared the Instagram a video of him talking about his hospital recently in April. In the clip, Foxx began by thanking everyone who sent him well wishes and prayers.
“I can’t even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back,” he said. “I went through something I never thought I would go through. I know a lot of people were waiting or trying to hear updates, but to be honest with you, I didn’t want you to see me like that.”
“I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie (or) a TV show. I didn’t want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through,” he continued.
Foxx noted that it was his sister Deidra Dixon and daughter Corinne Foxx who “saved” his life. And thanks to “God” and the “great medical people” around him, he said he was able to get better.
“I can’t tell you how great it feels to have your family kick in, like this, and you know they were kept airtight, they didn’t let anything out,” Fox said. “They protected me. And that’s what I hope everyone can have in these times.”
After the comedian thanked his family for keeping his health issues private, he then addressed some of the rumors circulating about him online.
“People saying what I got, some people said I was blind, but as you can see, the eyes are working fine,” said Foxx making a funny face. “They said I was paralyzed. I’m not paralyzed. But I went through it – I went to Hell and back and there were some potholes on my road to recovery too. But I’m coming back and I’m able to work.”
“And I just wanted to say that I love everyone and I love all the love that I got,” he said.
Fox then became emotional as he addressed his fans, saying he wasn’t afraid to show his emotions because “it is what it is.”
“If you see me out from here and every once in a while, I just burst into tears, it’s because it’s tough, man,” he said. “I’m sick, man. But now, I’ve got my legs under me, so you’ll see me out.”
Towards the end of the video, Foxx took a moment to share how he wants his fans to see him, regardless of his recent health struggles.
“I want you to remember me for the jokes I tell, the movies I make; some good, some not. I think I have a good one,” he said while referring to his new Netflix movie, “They Cloned Tyrone.” “And I sing songs.”
“I am here on Earth because of some wonderful people. I am here on Earth because of God, man,” he said. “I love everything like that. I just wanted to jump in here and let you know I’m on my way back.”
Foxx then captioned the post, “Thank you so much everyone… it’s been a long road but all the prayers amazing people and God got me through… 🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️.”
Foxx’s video comes after he “had a medical emergency” in April and had to be hospitalized.
A month after the news broke, Foxx’s daughter Corinne shared in an Instagram post on May 12 that her father was out of the hospital and had been “for a week.”
Then on July 20, Foxx shared a brief health update when he posted a picture of himself outside a hotel in Las Vegas.
“We got BIG things coming soon 🦊,” he captioned the Instagram post.