Jul 23, 2023
By Angus Gillespie
“I went to hell and back.”
That was how American entertainer Jamie Foxx described his health scare, which began back in April while on the set of a movie for Netflix called “Back in Action”.
The 55-year-old Academy-award winning actor and comedian posted a three-minute video to his social media accounts.
“I just didn’t want you to see me like that,” he said in an Instagram video. “I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, a television show.”
“I just 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, who is in the new Netflix film “They Cloned Tyrone”, did not reveal what had been wrong, but said: “I did go to hell and back. My road to recovery had some potholes as well but I’m coming back, and I’m able to work.”
He praised his family, daughter Corinne and sister Deondra Dixon, for protecting him from the media.