Actor and musician Jamie Foxx, known for his award-winning performances in Ray and Django Unchained, has been hospitalized following an undisclosed medical complication that occurred on Tuesday, April 11th. Foxx, whose real name is Eric Marlon Bishop, is still undergoing tests at a medical facility in Georgia, according to sources close to the actor.
Daughter Reveals Medical Complication
Foxx’s daughter, Corinne Foxx, announced on Instagram on Wednesday that her father had suffered a medical complication but was already on the road to recovery, thanks to quick action and excellent medical care.
She also asked for privacy during this time and expressed gratitude for the support and prayers that have been pouring in.
Production for Foxx’s latest project, Back in Action, was temporarily halted after the health scare, with crews resuming filming on Thursday using a stand-in for Foxx.
The scene that was scheduled for Sunday has been reportedly canceled due to changes in production.
Foxx’s upcoming projects include the highly anticipated Mike Tyson biopic, in which he stars as the former heavyweight champion.
The biopic has been in the works for nearly a decade and will be a TV movie produced by Foxx, Tyson, and filmmakers Antoine Fuqua and Martin Scorsese.
Foxx is also set to star alongside Robert De Niro and Scott Eastwood in the action-thriller Tin Soldier, about a government program for combat veterans that takes a cult-like turn.
Hollywood Sends Support and Prayers
Fans and celebrities alike have been sending well wishes and support to Foxx on social media.
Basketball superstar LeBron James shared a tweet asking for Foxx’s speedy recovery, while Foxx’s former co-star Kerry Washington posted a throwback photo of the two of them with a message of love and prayers.
Actor David Alan Grier also expressed his concern for Foxx’s health and shared a message of support on Twitter.
At this time, Foxx’s family has not disclosed any further details about his medical condition. Representatives for Netflix, which is producing Back in Action, have not responded to requests for comment.